Jake never had a Kindergarten graduation, so today was my very first one! An hour before the graduation we met in Kora's class for their individual awards.
Let me preface my story by saying that I must be the WORST mother in history.
Really. Like I prove this to myself over and over each day with something new. Take for example the fact that Miah was wearing some shoes that were 1 1/2 sizes too small for him because he couldn't find his flip flops. I didn't notice until one day when he needed help getting them on. I realized the problem was because his toes were curled up in the toe of the shoe. Nice one Jess...way to stay on top of your kids' needs.
So today the teacher starts giving the awards. She'd describe the kid and then tell what the award was for. Over and over I kept thinking, "oh this has GOT to be Kora." But no. I had my camera ready the entire time but still...nothing. I realized about 2/3's of the way through the awards that the teacher was going from dumbest to smartest kid. Is that even allowed? I started pulling for Kora to be the last and every time she called a name that wasn't Kora, I was even more impressed with my little momma. Finally she had gone through the entire class and only Kora was left.
Top of the class.
She got the award for being the most advanced reader and speller (high 3rd grade level) out of the entire class, for always reading with the best expression and using voices (I wonder where she got that from), and for always thinking outside of the box.
MY Koko :)
I was so proud. I think I'm still glowing with all the pride I have busting from my seams. I love that girl. I mean, I knew she was smart. But THAT smart? Holy mother of surprise woman. Amber attributes my kids' smarts to our lack of TV. I attribute it to MY genes. Which is of course why I didn't go to college...I was too smart for it!
Sorry it's so noisy. All the kids (and parents) were on their last leg being she was the last one to get her stuff.