Genius Baby

Today we got the call we knew was coming, but had totally forgotten about since last summer.

Toddler’s testing is finally finished, and she is a little genius baby just like we thought.

And today a special program called us to say that our 2 year old has officially been accepted into PreK.

She will get to read, add and subtract, have real science lessons, and history, and music, and dance, and play.

She will be in a class with four and five year olds for lessons all morning, then go back to the two year old class for lunch and naptime and social play, art, and music in the afternoons.

And at lunch and snack times, she and her tiny classmates set the table and the teacher sits with them and the cook serves the meal family style, and they eat together to practice conversation and speech therapy. Then they clear their dishes and stack their own chairs and make their own little cots, because that’s what independent attachment kids need to do to feel safe in their own space.

It’s crazy. It’s amazing.  It’s perfect.

And she starts Monday!

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About Emily

I am a member of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints since 2009. I serve as a Chaplain, and work as a counselor. I got bilateral cochlear implants in 2010, but will always love sign language. I choose books over television, and organics over processed. Nothing is as close to flying as ballroom dancing - except maybe running, when in the solo mood. I would rather be outside than anywhere else, especially at the river riding my bike or kayaking. PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy, and currently doing a post-doc in Jewish Studies and an MDiv in Pastoral Counseling. The best thing about Emily World is that it's always an adventure, even if (not so) grammatically precise. The only thing better than writing is being married to a writer. Nathan Christensen and I were married in the Oklahoma City temple on 13 October 2012, and have since fostered more than eighty-five children. We have adopted the six who stayed, and are totally and completely and helplessly in love with our family. Nathan writes musical theater, including "Broadcast" (a musical history of the radio) and an adaption of Lois Lowry's "The Giver". He served his mission in South Korea, has taught song-writing in New York City public schools, and worked as a theater critic for a Tucson newspaper. This is not an official Web site of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.


Genius Baby — 2 Comments

  1. I am so happy for toddler! And proud of her even though I only read your blog and cheer you on via cyberspace. But go baby go!