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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:29 AM
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I have empirical evidence that the gifted identification program in my county is hooey.
Case #1: TeenMidlo. Identified in 4th grade. Honors/AP student. Assumes ownership of the car we got her yesterday, a 2004 Camry. Takes BabyMidlo down the street, (literally) to get a haircut. I get a hysterical phone call that goes like this.

TM: Mom? Mom. Both of my blinkers are blinking and I don't know how to turn it off.

Me: Okay. You must have hit the hazard button. Press the bright red triangle on the dash and they should go off.

TM: What? What? Didn't you hear me? I can't turn them off.

Me: *sigh* I'll be right there.


Case #2: BabyMidlo. Identified in 2nd grade. Received the highest score ever in the history of the school. A Student. Playing in the backyard yesterday with PuppyMidlo when a bird hits a window and dies and lands on the patio. Said Puppy grabs dead bird and runs around yard with it. BabyMidlo and BoyMidlo get said bird away, dispose of it. BabyMidlo proceeds to the bathroom to bathe PuppyMidlo.

BM: *crying* Mommy. Mommy. I'm so worried about the puppy.

Me: Why?

BM: I think she's got the Bird flu.


And, once again, people wonder why I drink.
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:35 AM
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1. Intelligence is no guarantee against stupidity
Trust me.
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Midlodemocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:36 AM
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2. As I find out on a daily basis here at my house.
You should have heard the conversation last night between TeenMidlo and myself about her dad's and my *ahem* private life. I could hardly keep a straight face.
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MissMillie Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:39 AM
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3. brain damage
it's hereditary... we get it from our kids.

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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:49 AM
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4. Sounds like PuppyMidlo got the bird that *didn't* flu
Many are the detriments associated with being tagged as "gifted" at an early age!
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azmouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Dec-15-06 10:53 AM
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5. These will be great stories to use to embarrass them
when they have children of their own. :)
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