Luna’s birthday is 12 days after the cut-off for entering kindergarten in the fall. We took her to take the placement exam to see if she could get the early entrance, but she didn’t pass the test. I was devastated and hurt when we found out, and sincerely thought it was a mistake. Fred finally called the principal of the elementary school and she went over Luna’s results in detail with him. I felt better when she explained that they have multiple categories they evaluate, and that the child has to pass every category. Luna did well, but she definitely can’t read or do math yet, so she didn’t pass the test overall. The principal also said that we should spend the next year taking Luna out to different museums and helping her learn and grow so she’ll be ready for school next year. I’m turning the whole thing into something positive for both of us. It will give us another year of time to bond and it also forces me to be creative with finding new places and things to show Luna. It’ll help me stay sane and give me something to look forward to when I have trips planned for us. Today was our first excursion together. We went out to explore Glen Echo Park and had a lot of fun looking around. It was beautiful out, and they have a merry-go-round that is open other days of the week, so we have a reason to go back!
After we were out in the sun and heat for a while, we decided to go downtown and get a cold treat! Luna had a bowl of chocolate frozen yogurt with sprinkles and cherries, something she doesn’t normally eat. She was thrilled!
We had a really nice day together. I’m looking forward to our next outing and I’m hoping to venture into Baltimore, too!