Wednesday, April 04, 2007

Proud Parent Syndrome

Even though we've moved, we still applied to elementary schools in H* in case we were to stay there. Most local residents received their admission/rejection letters on Saturday, but because our mail had to be forwarded, we didn't find out until today.
In January, I voluntarily had Bradley tested to see if he qualified for local vanguard (gifted and talented) programs. I hate admitting this because I hate being that parent that thinks their child is brilliant (because - let's face it - EVERY mother thinks her child is brilliant). We happened to be out of town the weekend he tested so our friends made sure he was at the right place at the right time to make sure he was tested. They told us he didn't last too long in the testing area - which I had heard meant the test-taker usually hadn't done well. They had either become bored and requested to leave or the test-giver had realized this may be a waste of every one's time and sent them out.
As I was flipping through the envelopes, we were interested to learn where he had been accepted to and where he hadn't when I came upon a Vanguard school. He had been accepted. I thought, 'Hmmm. That's funny. That would mean he had to do well on his testing scores.' My little monkey did VERY well and I can't keep it all to myself. I'm so very proud of him! And after my April Fool entry, you can all see he didn't get it from his mother.
Though he occasionally does that something or other that makes me second guess these scores, I get to know that someone else thinks my monkey is as smart as I do.
YAY, Bradley!


Jodie Haney said...

Yay, Bradley...Alex and Bradley could have gone to the same school. Oh great, now, I miss you more!

John said...

I didn't want to tell you this but we, including Bradley, wanted to surprise ya'll. So I got the questions ahead of time and gave Bradley all of the answers. That is how he finished so quickly. So he is probably more like his mother than you think.
How could you doubt the smart little guy. He probably asked the teacher if they knew how many arms a (enter rare aquatic animal here) had and the teacher had not even heard of the animal. So they bumped him to the top and sent him on his way.

terica said...

Good job Bradley!!! You little smarty pants!!!

Anonymous said...

Well, this Grandma knew he was gifted from the moment he began to talk... We think you're an entirely gifted family :>) Grandma, Ruth

Emma said...

That is awesome! I knew he was a smart one!

Lori said...

Way to Go Bradley! He is a smart kid and loves learning! I am glad you shared it!

Audra said...

Good job Bradley! And yay for the proud mama! You have every right to be proud of your little monkey!

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