I believe that, as parents, we have bragging rights. I mean, it's one thing to brag about your OWN accomplishments, but your kid's achievements are technically not your own, right? Am I right? Ok, I'm right. So on with the bragging.
Parent-Teacher conferences. I know that eventually I will probably not be excited to go to these, for fear of what the teacher may say. Luckily, Kennedy is still at the age where it is cool for kids to be smart and nice, so going to PTC is a highlight for my day. I think the whole "being dumb is cool" thing starts to kick in around the age of 11-ish.
So I sat with Kennedy's teacher last week. I went in, prepared to hear that I need to help her with blah, blah and blah. However, the teacher raved on and on about how much she loved Kennedy, how academically advanced she is, how she plays so well with the other kids and how she is just a joyful, fun-loving girl (everything a mother loves to hear). I'm so proud. I have such a sweet, smart daughter.
And since I'm already bragging, I'll continue. But just once more.
Lately, she has been in love with the Disney movie, Tarzan. There is a character on there, a gorilla named Terk (who we're not quite sure if it's a girl or boy, but whatever), who has been Kennedy's imaginary friend, recently. Well, Kennedy was "coloring" in her coloring book, today (when I say coloring, I actually mean "drawing" with a pen/marker on her coloring book), and was saying the name "Terk," over and over to herself. (Justin was home, not me- he relayed this information to me.) He didn't think much of it. Well, I get home from work and I see this on the kitchen table:
She had written her imaginary friend's name all by herself!! Granted, she missed a letter, but that is completely beside the point. She sounded out the letters on her own. Seriously. At 4 yrs old?? Maybe that's fairly common, but to me, she is an absolute genius. We are having blood tests done to determine if she truly is our child.