My eldest is starting High School in a week; he is at orientation this week. Where did the time go? I hope he can find things there to engage him and keep his interest, and maybe propel him onto greater pursuits. He is so smart. It has been a real struggle the last few years to keep him on track. Meetings, conferences, pressure, etc. Most people love him, even the ones he frustrates. I keep on him, pushing, hoping it will all kick in. The sad part is that his mother will not get to experience this: she hasn't communicated with them for over five years. He doesn't seemed phased; doesn't show things much, unless he gets angry. So much more to try and moderate with him.
I think the younger one will be happy to be the only Tidd in his school for a while too.