Whew it’s gotten wonky around here! Not my intention necessarily, but this is after all a blog about “Extreme giftedness, education, homeschooling, parenting and more…as seen from the Washington, DC suburbs” and the recent moves by MCPS to eliminate GT identification squarely hits several of those areas.
But on to some lighter fare, namely what did Santa bring? At our house, the grown ups are all practical and such and didn’t exchange presents. But the kids…that was the locus of present giving.
M. recently had her laptop replaced at painful expense (Macs and milk do not mix), so nothing major for her. She got a new plushy bathrobe from Target, onesie pajamas and a large British flag to hang in her room, because she has a fascination with things British going on. C. got a digital camera. Both got DVDs: Guys and Dolls for C., Mama Mia for M. Both also got Obama wool hats and Obama Christmas ornaments. Both got some earrings. For fun M. got a “Hairy Mary.” C. got a Rubik’s Cube, because I felt our family nerd cred wasn’t quite complete without one.
Well this morning at 10 a.m. C. pulled out the Rubik’s cube, determined to solve it. (Nowadays they come with some instructions…not so back in the day.) She worked on that thing all day. Seriously. She was working on it when M. and I went to the movies…and she was still working on it when we returned. She took it to my husband’s uncle and aunt’s house and worked some more. Finally at 5 p.m. or so she did it. She solved the Cube. I have to say I was impressed by–and proud of–her tenacity. She just didn’t give up.
That, my friends is a “more” child.