The boy who knew too much: a child prodigy

This is the true story of scientific child prodigy, and former baby genius, Ainan Celeste Cawley, written by his father. It is the true story, too, of his gifted brothers and of all the Cawley family. I write also of child prodigy and genius in general: what it is, and how it is so often neglected in the modern world. As a society, we so often fail those we should most hope to see succeed: our gifted children and the gifted adults they become. Site Copyright: Valentine Cawley, 2006 +

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

How to find a baby

Tiarnan is an adventurous sort. That means anything is possible with him. So we had to find a solution to making him easily detectable. The answer: squeaking shoes. Whenever he moves, while wearing these, he puts out quite a loud squeak, making it so much easier to know where he is and what he is up to.

Today is the first day he has worn them. His reaction has been interesting. As he walks, the shoes squeak and he looks down at them, perhaps to see how they do, what they do. I would see him walk a few paces and then stop to look at his shoes. Once he even raised his feet to look under the shoe to see what was making the noise. Finally, though, after a little walk around the house that was anything but quiet he shouted at his shoes: "Shut up!"


(If you would like to read more of Tiarnan, twelve months, or his gifted brothers, Ainan Celeste Cawley, a scientific child prodigy, aged seven years and two months, and Fintan, three, please go to: I also write of gifted education, intelligence, IQ, child prodigy, child genius, adult genius, baby genius, savant, the creatively gifted, gifted adults and gifted children, in general. Thanks.)


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posted by Valentine Cawley @ 9:24 PM 


Anonymous Anonymous said...


I laughed so hard, I was clinging to my chair for dear life (Almost fell over).

That poor kid...

Im laughing so hard I cant respond seriously...

I wonder how having sqeaking shoes on all the time might affect him? *Makes a bit of a cringe*

- Kathy

7:12 PM  
Blogger Valentine Cawley said...

I am glad you enjoyed the tale: we laughed too, the moment he shouted at his shoes.

I think he will get used to the shoes after a while...well, I hope so.

Having kids brings so many great moments into ones life: many of them funny.

Kind regards to you and yours

7:32 PM  
Blogger Miao said...

I had a great laugh! What a cute little boy!

12:59 AM  
Blogger Valentine Cawley said...

Thank you, Miao!

9:26 AM  

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