You do what you have to do to live here. One of the things we have to do is get our kids to take the Gifted and Talented test so they can go to the same school. Thankfully we haven’t had to do it for a couple of years, but Elsa starts kindergarten next fall, so it was her turn.
She was a champ about practicing and got really excited about having “homework” just like her brothers. And she was a champ at the test, too. She said she knows she missed a few, but she did her best. And the proctor said that next time they see each other they will have to race so she can see how fast Elsa is in her awesome pink shoes.
But really, Elsa was super excited about the celebration we were going to have for her that day. Ramen for dinner and “cake” for dessert. (Really, the cake was a pavlova—a big meringue with whipped cream and berries on top. It is currently the favorite thing I’ve ever made for a couple of our kids.)
So, we did what we had to do. And I think we deserved that bit of cake for our efforts.