I mentioned before that 4th grade was a TERRIBLE year for Chooch, and also me and Henry. The school was calling us so much that I eventually just stopped answering, waited to hear the voicemail, and then made henry deal with it. Behavioral issues all year long! Trouble with other kids. Trouble with teachers. It all culminated with Henry having a legit round table discussion with not one, not two, but FIVE teachers plus the vice principal.
Turns out, he was bored AF, not being challenged, and genuinely disliked one of his teachers.
This year has seemed so much better though. He has a group of friends he seems pretty close with, his teachers this year seem to be fair and it old-fashioned like the ancient teacher he had last year, and then this:
Which he craves.
You’re surprised. I can tell.
He was over it after the first day:
(He is a fucking awesome principal and Henry and I both like him a lot which says something because Henry and I rarely like the same things.)
And today, something even more awesome happened: the school called (Henry, not me lol) to let us know that Chooch has officially been accepted into the gifted program! He was tested last year, in April or May, but we never heard back and figured he didn’t make it. But he did! So now hopefully he will stay challenged and stimulated and far away from TROUBLE.
OK. Parenting horn is going back into the trunk under the bed, next to the container of limbs and scalps.