I'll admit, I am not smart. I mean, I'm not dumb...I know my way around a camera and photoshop and lightroom. But book smart? no. Not even close. I struggled with school, and got decent to not-so-decent grades all through high school. I didn't try as hard as I could have, I didn't study as much as I should have and I hated, I mean HATED going to school. Why? (I'm going off on a little tangent for a second, hold on) Oh, because I went to a private school, which, first of all is much more difficult than public schools. We had to wear dresses past our knees...that got a little old. I always felt looked down upon, and alot of it was because my mom was a single mom. I got tired of having a large chest and being scolded for wearing the same shirts other girls could wear because they just had tiny ant hills for boobs, like I could help it. Like my mother went out and got me breast implants at the age of 12. Sorry, but my mom was barely making it...she couldn't exactly run out and buy me a whole new wardrobe, as most of these other parents could do for their kids. I was made to feel ashamed of my body, honestly. I will never send my kids to a school that treats them the way I was treated. I assume my teachers and probably my classmates most likely thought I would do nothing with my life, but here I am. I love the Lord with all my heart, I'm married to my best friend, we have the 5 most gorgeous babies in the world, I go to an awesome church (where I've learned more and grown closer to God in the past 7 years than I ever had in the 15+ years I was at my previous church), I get to stay at home with my kids and watch them grow. All the glory goes to God. I deserve zero credit for any good thing in my life. It's never me. It's all HIM! Don't get me wrong, I don't think I'm anything special, but I'm special to my Jesus. I'm His and I'll always be His, and that makes me complete. I'm not anywhere close to where I'd like to be in my relationship with Christ, but I get closer every day. I feel very accomplished in my life, and that's something they can never look down on me for. Okay. Off my soapbox.
I've never been the one who easily gets A's. It was always hard work to just get a B. But my kids? They are smart! SO smart. I don't know how it happened! My 2 year old knows all of his letters and all of their sounds...he's even sounding out words. My 4 year old is starting to actually read 7-8 letter words. Laney always always gets 100's on her spelling tests and math tests...I always have good reports from her teachers, about how she understands everything, and how she excels at everything. Chloe does very well in school too, but she struggles a little bit, like I did. I know she'll be fine. She's not dumb. It just takes her a little longer to get it, but she works hard for what she gets. I praise God for giving them this gift of knowledge. I hope school and learning will always come easily for them.
I'm already watching their homework get more and more difficult...Laney is starting to learn about liquids, solids, and gas. oy. I hope they don't ever need help with it when they get older. They'll have to go to their dad.
If it's pictures they want, I'm their woman.