Thursday, September 6, 2007

My baby Einstein

When I picked Kaylee up from daycare yesterday, one of her teachers told me that a classmate’s brother had asked about her. The 9-year-old boy has a little sister, and wanted to know whether Kaylee is younger than her. She is, by a week or two.

At this, the boy said, “Well, she is really smart. She stands up really well and is always smiling. She’s just really, really smart.”

I know that a 9-year-old’s stamp of approval isn’t that big of a deal, but it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy inside. A stranger’s son thinks my daughter is smart. Yay!


tom said...

Alternately, his sister just might be really stupid and Kaylee seems very intelligent by comparison. And ya know, I'm just sayin' -- this kid equates standing up with intelligence . By that standard, Stephen Hawking is a mental defective.

:) You realise I'm required by law to be the voice of cynicism for y'all, right?

Heather McDonnell said...

Yeah, way to punch holes in the 9-year-old's logic, Tom. :)

tom said...

:) This is why I would not make a good parent. Cats don't suffer traumas when you punch holes in their logic.

Heather McDonnell said...

Do they suffer trauma when you pin them down and harass them?

tom said...

Yes, but that is also essentially to the development. If you examine the developmental cycles of kitties in the wild, you'll see that playfighting is an important aspect of their socialisation in the kitten phase. Because domestication essentially renders them into a permanent kitten stage, it is important to continue the sorts of socialization that they instinctually crave.

Also, it is cute when you blow raspberries on their tummies and they act all offended and then come right back for more. This is not as scientific, but I think it's still highly important data.