Alexander scored high on a "gifted" program test for mathematics he sat recently. Just got the scores. Arithmetic nearly perfect, geometry nearly perfect, logic pretty good considering it is A's first year of logic. Thank you, Singapore Math!!!

What is additionally great, is that he has put to rest the authority absolute of his past teachers who told us that he was not even qualified to be considered "gifted" - when they never even allowed him to sit the tests! Hmph!

And no, I do not like the word "gifted" to describe A anymore than I like the word "chosen" to describe myself to a non-Jew. It reeks of Houdini-esque trickery and entitlement in the DNA code.

The word I do like is bright. It is less offensive, less pompous, and takes nothing away from what is innately in A.

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