My husband and I can no longer spell in front of our children to try to keep a secret. I thought we'd have another year or so. Sigh.
We were all sitting around the table eating supper when I started thinking that we should think about getting our oldest son (5 yrs old) a watch. So I spelled it out. We continued discussing it when all of a sudden my son says, "watch." ARE YOU KIDDING ME????? My 5 year old can already understand what we're spelling.
Don't get me wrong, I'm very proud of him...spelling and all. I've been pretty persistent in teaching him letters and spelling, so I have no one to blame but myself, but I just thought it would take longer...that's all.
His teacher thinks he may fit into the gifted category. I was surprised. I knew he was smart...but gifted? She'll need to have him tested to confirm, but I now won't be surprised. You know he's always been a little different from his peers. And she also thinks he has some sensory sensitivities. Not sure what it all means, but he may be spending time in a sensory room of some sort. He's always been easily excitable. He still cries at the drop of a hat when he's frustrated. He's at times been a bit of a challenge to raise and it makes me feel like it may not just be our parenting, but there may be a reason for his odd behaviours. Oh ya, and he's behind on his gross motor skills too. An athlete he is not. Oh I love my son.
In other news...I lost 1.5 inches on my hips this month! Rockin'.