A bit about our dear Muffin... ( who actually does have a real name - but for the blogging world, we use her nickname)
Muffin was early at everything, while it seemed normal to me at the time, I can now revel in the amazement of it. She was saying 2 words sentences at 9 months! Yes... at nine months! She would say "Hi Baby" (that's what she called me, cause that's what I called her...lol) Bye bye, Hi Puppy etc.. I think signing at an early age helped her talk early.
At 14 months she could work the VCR by herself. When I would have a shower, I could instruct her to put a baby Einstein video in and she would.
At 18 months, she new all of her shapes including octagons, trapezoids and parallelograms.
By the age of 2 she was ready for kindergarten! She knew all of her ABC's, 123's etc...
She was reading chapter books at kindergarten and is now testing at a grade level 4 instead of 2.
Muffin is not only gifted academically, but her coordination, balance and strength has always been advanced as well. She is that kid in school that you envy - you know the one that seems to be able to do everything perfectly, even when they have never done it before? She excels at gymnastic which is her main sport... but whenever I put her in anything else - the teachers are shocked by her ability. They all want her full time, and it really makes it difficult. Her TaeKwonDo teacher is amazed at her.. and in fact she just won a squatting competition there a couple weeks ago... out of over 100 kids up to age 15! She just started soccer this spring and her footwork is incredible.. she plays with third yr players, and she is easily one of the best players after only 2 practices! She just had a horse riding lesson... the instructor was again amazed, she says she has 9 and 10 yr olds who have been riding for a long time that still can't apply enough leg/foot pressure to make the horse turn. She also was shocked at how natural horse riding came to her - so she allowed her to trot on her first lesson, which she says she never does! I could go on... but I really don't want this to be a brag blog - which I really am not intending to do - it's just who she is. It's sickening really! lol.