Thursday, May 01, 2008

My lovely daughter

D lost her 10th tooth today- her first upper canine. She is so different about loose teeth than I was. I would let my loose teeth dangle by a thread and refuse to pull them out. D will be in the bathroom tugging on a loose one that is bugging her- bleeding! She lost her first lower canine last week, then the upper canine on the other side this morning. She isn't even bothered by the blood- she certainly doesn't get that from me.

We got a letter from the school district today that they want to test her for gifted services. I shouldn't be surprised, since I was always in gifted programs in elementary school and I'm sure that H is smarter than me, but I was so excited to get the letter. I knew she was reading above grade level, but had concerns about her math skills.  I'm just proud of her.

I went for my weekly visit to D's class this morning and her teacher told me a funny story. D wears her hair up every day, because her curls can be difficult to deal with and she would have massive tangles if we left it down. One day last week, her ponytail holder broke during class. The teacher said that she sat there holding her hair, saying "but I'm not allowed to let my hair down" and wondering what to do. Her teacher gave her a new ponytail holder, but thought that her reaction was cute.

She's getting off of the school bus right now. She won't want to come in and do her homework, but she's got piano lessons in about an hour. 

I'm glad to be her mom.


luckybuzz said...

She sounds like an awesome kid. :)

Seeking Solace said...

She does sound like an awesome kid!

I am guessing that she has hair like mine, curly and unruly (Although, I have mine professionally straightened twice a year). Have you tried leave in conditioners for the tangles?

Jane said...

Awwwwww, how cool!

She is lucky to have you as a mom.

Amelie said...

aw, this is sweet. It sounds like you have a great kid.

MommyProf said...

If you get the chance to ask some parents of older kids who are in the gifted program, I would do that before you make any decisions. They are usually great, but not always.

Addy N. said...

Thanks, everyone! I'll ask around, Mommy/Prof- I think it's OK, though. We're a small district- only one high school and one middle school (three elementary schools)!

comebacknikki said...

This is really sweet. :)