My child is not a genius. He’s fairly bright at best,
He doesn’t have attainment medals glowing from his chest,
He’s pretty well behaved – at least, I don’t hear that he’s naughty –
He’s not a music prodigy, or known for being sporty.
He’s reading not too badly, can decipher what’s on signs,
His writing’s not too scrawly if he keeps between the lines,
He doesn’t have additional needs as far as I can tell,
And up to yesterday, I thought that he was doing well.
But then I got the test results, and thanks to you, I’ve learned
That instead of being proud, I really ought to be concerned.
A five year old that reads and writes seemed pretty good to me –
(Even though he gets confused between the letters B and D)
But it seems he’s way behind, and the levels that he meets
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