So some genius at Merlin’s school decided that he belongs in the gifted program. Can you believe it? I thought they had made a mistake when he brought the paper home yesterday and called to let them know that it is STARLING they are thinking of, but nope, it’s Merlin. I am dumbfounded. I marched right into the office today to ask them to test Starling again and the lady (and I use that term loosely) who is in charge said she had been tested and did not qualify. Clearly there is something wrong with their testing but I guess it will be good for Merlin to meet some smart people instead of the hooligans he wants to invite over (which is why I have a no playdate rule with him).
Then today he came home with a violin! Excuse me, but isn’t that a girl instrument? I told him to take it right back but apparently it is a part of the gifted program. I hope they are ready to replace it when he breaks it, because I am not. I think I will call tomorrow to see if there is a more manly instrument he can play instead.
I decided to try something new for dinner and bought some artichokes. Does anyone know how to cook these things? They are ridiculous. I stuck them in the oven for hours and they were still all leafy and weird looking so I threw them away. The children had all fallen asleep waiting for dinner so I poured myself a lil’ wine and relaxed!
Röbert is still camping with his buddies. Or maybe not camping, I don’t know. There are mountains there…is that camping or hiking? Maybe mountain climbing? I am not sure.