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 +

Sunday, May 11, 2008

Ainan's mother's day present for Syahidah.

Many children buy something for their mother on Mother's Day. Ainan didn't do that: he made something instead.

From primary, aromatic chemicals, Ainan put together a perfume for his mother's birthday, putting it in a labelled bottle for her.

Syahidah could not have been more surprised had he given her a trip to the moon. A mother may expect perfume on Mother's Day but no mother could expect the perfume to have been made by her son. She sniffed it and declared: "It smells beautiful Ainan! It is the best mother's day present in the world!"

Ainan was quietly pleased that his mother liked his chemical work.

So, now we have our very own custom perfume sitting in the house, on my wife's bedside table. She couldn't be happier with her unexpected gift.

Happy Mother's Day, to all my readers. May you enjoy the surprises you receive.

(If you would like to learn more of Ainan Celeste Cawley, a scientific child prodigy, aged eight years and five months, or his gifted brothers, Fintan, four years and ten months, and Tiarnan, twenty-seven months, please go to: I also write of gifted education, IQ, intelligence, the Irish, the Malays, Singapore, College, University, Chemistry, Science, genetics, left-handedness, precocity, child prodigy, child genius, baby genius, adult genius, savant, wunderkind, wonderkind, genio, гений ребенок prodigy, genie, μεγαλοφυία θαύμα παιδιών, bambino, kind, niño, gênio criança, gifted adults and gifted children in general. Thanks.)

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