That's what Zuki told everyone he met over the weekend. It may sound like he was stating the obvious, but I assure you, it is a very - big - deal.
He almost didn't make it.
I know - repeating the second grade is not the end of the world. We - being everybody but Zuki - were prepared to do it again, but Zuki fought tooth and nail to keep his head above water. He passed. That's all that matters now - next year is a whole new can of worms and believe me, I'm getting my fish hooks ready right now.
Much of his success is thanks to some caring people at his school. To me, they give a whole new meaning to the saying, "It takes a village to raise a child".
After many discussions with teachers, doctors, psychologists, other parents and several bartenders - I discovered that the characteristics of LD (learning disabled) is rather common. Honestly, I don't where to draw the line between a normal kid who finds math problems boring and a kid who has an inability to process information. What I do know, is anytime you're offered help to find out - better take it. Take it all.
Sometimes it's hard to separate what you know about your kid and what you want to know about your kid. Labels don't mean much on things we don't care about. When it's on your kid, however, we have a right to be picky. We all save a space on our bumper for that sticker that says "My kid is an honor student," but right now, I'd tramp-stamp this: My Boy Is A Third Grader.
Yes, I said tramp stamp because my butt is that big and because I don't have a car.
|I'm like the Jeffersons, I'm movin' on up!|