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 +

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

On picking a fight.

As anyone will tell you, who has ever had young kids, their world is filled with little battles and rough and tumble of all kinds. They are like puppies at play. It is all, however, quite harmless, since, at least with my kids, they never seek to actually harm each other. It is just play.

Last week, Tiarnan, three, slammed the door in our house with an almighty thud. Naturally, his mother, Syahidah, asked him what he was doing:

"It is the door, versus me!", he explained.

Ah. She saw: it was, in his mind, a little battle - a quarrel between the door and Tiarnan. Clearly, Tiarnan had won.

Even inanimate objects are not spared Tiarnan's rough and tumble: how funny. I suppose he is asserting his dominance over the world, by showing the door just who is the real boss around here: sweet.

The door was unavailable for comment...or at least refused to discuss the matter, at the time of going to press.

(Note: this is the first and only time that Tiarnan has taken on a door: slamming them is not his habit.)

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