Okay ... I'm so excited. Some might think it is bragging... but I assure you it is pure joy!
A few weeks ago I nominated my son to be tested for the gifted and talented program at school. It was a move filled with a lot of insecurity, because I felt like some of the staff would laugh behind my back at the mere suggestion, considering that is not usually side that they encounter with him. I didn't even know if he would be able to take it with some of the other issues going on, but I nominated him anyways.
We got a note last night - he qualified!! You have to score in the top 5% of your grade or the test. ( His non-gifted and talented parents couldnt read the test scores, so I'm not sure. ) I am so excited for him!
I also found out he locked himself in his locker yesterday.
LOCKED YOURSELF IN YOUR LOCKER?!?
As Eli told me, I just began to crack up. ( He was offended.)
Jason also suggested that my laughing was inappropriate, as when Eli recounted the story to him afterschool, he was still tearing up & shaky about it. But it was just so funny! Eli did start to laugh, after I couldn't control myself. I think he'll need therapy, but then again, laughing at yourself saves a world of hurt later on in life.
I asked him why he did it.
Because he saw another girl do it, and it looked fun.
I asked him how he got out.
He said he started banging and yelling and crying until his teacher came out and found him.
I asked him what happened to all the other kids that had been around.
He didn't know. He couldn't see them.
Now doesn't that just crack you up too?
I think all of us have an appointment in the gifted and talented program, but at times take detours and lock ourselves in a locker.
Both moments define and shape who we are, praise God.