Fantastic Friday-everyone wants smart kids, but man oh man, are the expensive!
Everyone always wants their children to be smart, to be geniuses. when we all hope and pray for that, we forget how expensive genius is! My teenie bopper got invited to the National Student Leadership conference, $3,000 plus air transportation. She won a regional Technology Students' Association competition and is headed to the state and national rounds, $1,300 plus transportation. She was accepted into the International Baccalaureate Program and will need foreign travel, starting at $1,500.
My son joined the chess team, this one costs time and gas. He is in the Challenge program for mentally gifted students and his mind requires constant challenge so $$$$$$ per month in books, games, puzzles and activity sets. Even the cute little twins are smart so they have to go to specialist for speech, take an enhanced cognitive learning program and new books and puzzles everyday.
We all want smart children, but man oh man are they expensive, but worth every dime!