We all love our kids more than any other kid and that is completely ok. Furthermore, up until a certain point we all think our kid is smarter and more talented than the next kid.
It has been very fun watching our daughter Eowyn learn to read, write, do her art and add numbers together with her fingers.
The other week my wife had a casual conversation with Eowyn’s kindergarten teacher while dropping Eowyn off at school.
The teacher told my wife she sent Eowyn down to the library to see if Eowyn would qualify for this program called LAP.
My wife thought.
Eowyn might qualify for a gifted program.
Immediately after my wife’s thought the teacher then stated that my wife shouldn’t worry, she doesn’t think Eowyn will qualify.
That statement seamed a little odd, but my wife was intoxicated with thoughts of honor roll and summa cum laude. Her mind, too full of proudness, didn’t quite piece together the statement the teacher just made.
Eowyn’s teacher continued on by telling my wife that by the end of the year each student should be at a reading level of 3. Eowyn, our gifted child, was at a level…
1 … One?
Yep, that’s right… 1.
LAP, which stands for Literacy Assistance Program, is for kids that need extra help to get up to the education standards. Not quite the “gifted” program my wife’s parental bias unabashedly assumed.
But don’t judge… She won the class foot race.
TAKE THAT! Slow smart kids.
In honor of Eowyn I have created this…
btw… she took the test and didn’t actually qualify for LAP but I’m still proud of her.