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He's so cute, they held applause until all the kids receiving the award were up at the front, and when the crowd started clapping, Cuddlebug took a bow :)
Bearhug was less-than-thrilled at not making the straight-A honor roll like his brother, although we made it clear that we are extremely proud of both of them!
We checked them out after the awards and took them to lunch before picking up Bitty from school. At lunch we talked some more about how just because they are twins doesn't mean they are always going to do exactly the same on everything. There will be times when one does better one something, and times when the other does better. That's just life. We've had that discussion before, and I imagine we'll probably have it again...
Bearhug felt better after we talked, especially after he learned that we got the results of their standardized test scores for this year and he scored a little higher than Cuddlebug on the math part ;). They both did great, with scores in the "exceeds" range on all three parts (reading, language, and math). They got the same exact score on the reading and language parts (ironically, they did the same thing on their benchmark tests at the beginning of the year). Obviously standardized tests are not the end-all, be-all of academic achievement, but it's still nice that they did well. I remember the day they took the math part of the test, Bearhug came home and told me, "There were 70 maf questions, Mama. Dat made me very happy." He loves math. Cuddlebug is quite good at math too, although I'm not sure if he has the same passionate zeal for it that Bearhug does. He tends to get more excited about reading, which is also good :).
Anyway, after our little chat, Bearhug got up and gave Cuddlebug a hug. He told him, "I'm really proud of you, 'Cuddlebug.'" So sweet!
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