me for just one second.....
Ok I'm back. For my first post I thought I'd introduce you to my oldest daughter, 16. She just took the SAT's this past weekend. She has taken them before and that's what I'm going to be telling you about. You see, both of my kids are pretty smart. I'm not bragging like they're 'oooh I'm gonna cure cancer before I'm 18' smart, but they can hold their own.
When 16 was just 12 years old, she was invited to participate in the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth program. She went online and took some tests and answered some questions and was offered a few different classes. One of the things they invited her to do was to take the SAT's. At age 12. Very cool for her, also very scary, since she'd be taking the test with lots of high school kids in a town where she didn't know any of the high school kids. Pretty nerve-wracking for a 12 year old, right?
We registered her to take the test up where my in-laws live and we drove up the night before the test so that we didn't have to get up at the ass crack of dawn and drive an hour and a half. The night before, I made sure that both girls packed their overnight bags and that 12 (at the time) had her calculator, her number 2 pencils and all the other things SAT test-takers need. I also had them put pajamas on because I figured when we arrived at my inlaws, they could both go right to bed.
Here's where it gets fun.
We drove up the highway, and just about 1 mile from my in-laws' exit, at about 11:15 at night, 12 decides that that would be a great time to remember that she forgot to pack shoes. 11:15 at night, no shoe stores open, no Walmart open, no 24 hour Target. And no shoes for 12 to wear to take her SAT's.
"What are you wearing now?" I asked.
"These..." she said and held up her feet to show me the big pink elephant slippers she was wearing.
"Seriously? You're in the Johns Hopkins Center for Talented Youth program, you're so smart that they want you to take the SAT's and you're going to show up in pink elephant slippers??? Are you serious??" I would've done a face palm had I not been driving.
|These: in pink. Image courtesy of Amazon.com|
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