Keeping her New Year’s resolution and spurred into action by the imminent visit of Great Aunt Hashtag, Retweet was working on decluttering her nest. Tweet had taken the Tweetlets out human watching to make the task easier.

Retweet had designated places to stack items which should be discarded or could be passed on to friends or given to charity shops.
But as she considered each item she found a reason she should keep it.

  • The tweetlets cloth nappies – maybe she would have another clutch sometime or maybe she should keep them for future grand-tweets.
  • The pile of feathers and pebbles (the one which Great Aunt Hashtag had tried to throw out) – that was Tweetelle’s first diorama and showed how artist she was even as a tiny tweetlet.
  • The books and materials for their Nest Ed – she could pass some of that to another Nest Ed family but again, what happened if they needed to refer back to something or needed something amongst it to prove a competency?
  • The projects and paintings the tweetlets had created – they were so well done and showed so much ability! And some of Tweetil’s work showed his wacky sense of humour. What if he became a Leader of the Great Migrations and someone wanted to write his biography?
  • Tweetil’s designs for an acorn launcher – would he want to return to those to develop a new machine and need those as part of the patent application?
  • And all those little cards and notes with pictures of hearts and messages of Thank you and I love you. They were just much too precious to discard!

I know just how Retweet feels! Coincidentally, I am also trying to declutter and facing very similar dilemmas.
I am finding it very hard to discard pictures, stories and poetry the children created when they were young.
And I am loving the unexpected gifts I am finding among the humorous greeting cards and thank you notes. They are much too precious to discard!

This is a post in the Gifted Homeschoolers Forum February blog hop ‘Loving the Unexpected Gifts of Giftedness!’
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Bachelor of Bouncing, Doctor of Daydreaming

Image Jo Freitag

Image Jo Freitag

Columbus Cheetah and the Dabrowski Dogs were discussing the new school year and how they could help Sprite to succeed.

Columbus Cheetah had the Feetspeak Quest map  and Prof Francoys Gagne’s DMGT model diagram  spread out and was trying to plot a path for Sprite from innate giftedness to fully developed talent.
“We can provide her with support and make opportunities available” Columbus was saying “But there are still speed humps and difficulties to overcome.
Being 2E does complicate matters.
It is quite a challenge to prevent her from being an underachiever.
She finds it hard to demonstrate her giftedness and many of her areas of strength are not ones that are recognized and rewarded in the school system.
She does not receive any credit from the school for the astronomy evenings with her mentor.
And the school is not impressed with her very original way of thinking such as:

It is a myth that all gifted students will be successful in school.” Columbus concluded.

“If Sprite is going to succeed academically I should be the only one to accompany her to school” stated Intellectual Dabrowski.

There were growls and howls of disagreement from all the other Dabrowski Dogs.

“I am the only one who has a remote chance of getting her through the system and ending up with some sort of official academic qualification” Intellectual continued.
“What will you others help her achieve?
Bachelor of Bouncing with Psycho Motor Dabrowski
Honorary degree in Histrionics with Emotional Dabrowski
Certificate of Completion in Corporeal Comforts with Sensual Dabrowski
Or Doctorate in Daydreaming with Imaginational Dabrowski”

“What I am trying to say” said Columbus Cheetah “is that, as well as advocating for provisions for Sprite at school, it will be necessary for her to be given plenty of opportunities and experiences outside the school setting and that time with her mentor, Paula the Physicist will be very valuable.”

This is a post for Hoagies’ Gifted February 2016 blog hop:
Other Achievement: when your child doesn’t achieve where you hope. 
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