Wednesday, February 13, 2013

Warning! Bragging going on here

I’m not going to lie. Things are pretty shitty right now. I’m not going to go into details because it is neither the time nor the place, but I bring it up because I really need some positivity and humor around me right now. And for me, that means I’m going to brag about my kid. I understand people’s distaste for people bragging about their kids. I get it, I do, and I try not to do it very often. But when you have a genius for a son and the rest of your life is crumbling before your eyes, you’re going to focus on the genius. Well, at least I am. It’s my blog and I can brag if I want to. If you don’t want to hear it please move along. This post isn’t for you.

So that’s all to say, if you didn’t catch on, my son is a genius. Also, I really like having my sister-in-law be his teacher. We’ve always known that Bud is a great reader. He isn’t just good at sounding out words he doesn’t know. He can read with expression and he can comprehend everything he reads. He loves reading science and other fact-based books. He can’t read them fast enough and when he has homework that only requires he read parts of a book, he’ll always read the whole thing, sometimes twice, with no prompting at all. He just can’t get enough! So the other day my sister-in-law told us that she was able to see all of the reading scores from all of the first graders in the school (I believe there are 3 or 4 classrooms of 1st graders) and Bud’s reading scores were higher than anyone else in the entire first grade!! He reads the fastest and has the best comprehension in the entire first grade! My boy is a damn genius and I couldn’t be any more proud of him if I tried!!

Anything you want to brag about? Feel free to share in the comments. Let’s all focus on the awesome for a little while and leave the shitty stuff to rot for a different day!



  1. Isn't the main purpose of our blogs bragging about our kids? Oh, that's just me? Brag away!!! Bud certainly sounds like Mensa material to me :) I hate reading about science and facts so he's already smarter than an adult there. I prefer reading about scientific and factual first graders and their awesome moms.

  2. Your kid kicks ass - revel in it!!!

    I was pretty proud today to realize that Stella kicks butt with eating utensils, and apparently most kids her age ... don't. Who knew she was above average? :)

  3. Feel free to brag on here - I love it.

    That is amazing!! Bud is kicking butt. And reading is such a HUGE tool in EVERY subject (even math). Brag away. Brag away.