Getting Typical

I don’t like to do typical things, and this applies not only to how I live but to my blogging as well. On Thanksgiving, I am not likely to write a post about what I am thankful for. On Christmas, I am not going to write a post about the secularization of Christmas, and how “Jesus is the reason for the season.” Likewise, as a father, I am generally not going to write a bunch of posts that talk about the cute things my kids do, or how amazing they are. Today, however, I am going to break from my common sentiment and sensibility.

The other day Ethan took a reading test at school and found out that he, a fourth grader, is reading at a fifth grade level. Now, you might think this isn’t so spectacular, but he is in a dual immersion program, and consequently his fifth grade level of reading is in his second language: Spanish. In his primary language: English, Ethan is reading at the expected level of a second semester Sophomore in high school.

Yep, I’m pretty proud.

Harvard and Yale, you can send your applications to us.

5 Responses to “Getting Typical”

  1. Simon  

    He was always going to be the bright kid. In some ways the dynamic between Ethan and Joel reminds me of my own childhood situation where my brother was the brains and I was the chancer who spent less time calculating the risks of stuff and just doing it instead. As a result I got to learn about the inner working of hospital ER’s far better than my older bro. 🙂

    Anyway, you already know that Ethans abilities in language blow me away, but tell him I said well done, or muchos fantastico or something like that. (I’d have said it in French, but the only french I know is kissing!)

  2. Sam  

    Seriously, when are we signing the contracts to get E and Hanna betrothed? We would have freakishly smart grandkids =)

    Although, I think with both of their oldest child tendencies, they just might kill each other.

  3. Anthony Velez  

    The contracts are in the mail. 🙂

  4. Roger Green  

    Whereas I’m probably THE most occasional blogger I know. Hey, Prince turns 50 on Saturday; gonna write about it. RFK was assassinated 40 years ago this week; I’m on it.

  5. Anthony Velez  

    Roger – I don’t think occasional and typical are quite the same thing. You can do occasional blogging in a non typical fashion. And, in reading your blog, I would say that you are not typical.