I was never into academics, I didn’t figure that out until I was in high school, I just thought I wasn’t the smartest kid around. I’m pretty sure my mom knew when she had to spend loads of money on tutors special/summer classes just for me to get through math, science and/or similar. But she never expected me to be an honor student, always reminding me that as long as I passed my subjects that was more than enough for her. Sometimes I try to think of how she pushed me to study without really saying much, and I hope someday I’ll be able to do that myself with my own children.