(you know, Dr. Sears?)
When I was in school, I took test-taking Very Seriously. This was extra-hilarious considering I spent most of my actual class time slouched in the back row playing Bejeweled and texting my friends things like, “OH MY FUCKING GOD, my classmates are MOUTH-breathers. Imma go all RAMBO on their asses.” Had The Twitter existed*, I’m confident that I’d have been on there all the time, filling it with my inelegant (rapier) wit.
But the moment A Test was on the horizon (which, in nursing school, was every other day), I was in my element. Synapses firing, notecards flashing, every A beaten by a higher A. I didn’t earn the semi-sarcastic nickname Super Becky Overachiever and draw comparisons to Hermione Granger by getting C’s. Also, if I’d gotten C’s, I’d have been kicked out of the program. Such is nursing school.
Now, just look at where all of those A+++++ have gotten me! I am a BLOBBER, er BLOGGER ON THE INTERNET. I CAN HAZ FREE PUBLISHING?!?
Early Intervention is coming today to reevaluate my daughter’s development. Turns out that tests? Not always so fun.
Here is my representation of how Amelia’s Evaluation will go:
Early Intervention: “So, does Amelia stack six blocks?”
Aunt Becky: “Oh yes. She stacks twenty**.”
Early Intervention: “Does Amelia feed herself with a spoon?”
Aunt Becky: “Amelia wins at spoon feeding! She’s a spoon-feeding CHAMPION!”
Early Intervention: “Does Amelia walk unassisted?”
Aunt Becky: “Amelia RUNS! Like the wiiinnnnnnddddd.”
Early Intervention: “Does Amelia pick up a Cheerio with her thumb and forefinger?”
Aunt Becky: “She can pick up a single grain of sand!”
Early Intervention: “Can Amelia do complex quadratic equations?”
Aunt Becky: “….”
Early Intervention (scribbles on papers triumphantly): “AH-HA! I KNEW IT!”
Aunt Becky: “….”
Early Intervention: “All other babies are doing complex quadratic equations at age two. You should really have been working with her by now. This is probably a result of bad parenting.”
Aunt Becky: “But. BUT! I don’t even KNOW what that IS!”
Early Intervention (writes down): “unfit mother.”
Hm. I wonder if I can play the part of Amelia today. Certainly Early Intervention won’t notice if it’s a grown woman pretending to be an almost-two year old.
P.S. I’ll let you know how it goes.
*It may have existed. I don’t know if it existed. I mocked Twitter a lot before I joined it. Which, uh, HUMBLE PIE ANYONE?
**Like I actually know this.