That's the word that did it...
She was almost there, #3 out of 41 4th grade kids. She had already spelled words like A L L E G E and F A N A T I C A L (thank God she didn't get infinitesimal, that knocked about 10 kids out!!) ( but she probably would have aced it!) (but I don't know how well Momma would have handled listening to each letter!)
I always told her that being OBSTINATE would not serve her well...
But I really didn't think it would get her THIS way!
What did the champion spell... A D V E R S I T Y
Quite appropriate don't you think?
Love and Blessings!
P.S. Her BFF was the champion so it was all good!!