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, January 20, 2010

Happy Fourth Birthday, Tiarnan.

Tiarnan, our youngest son, is four today. Somehow, he has sped from newborn to four in what seems like an instant, but is probably just a sign that I am not as young as I used to be and so life seems to have speeded up. No doubt, to Tiarnan, those first four years seem very long indeed.

We have already, actually, celebrated his birthday, at the beach, in Singapore, this last weekend, with a good few of his young friends and a good few of their parents (our friends). Thank you to all those who came and made Tiarnan's day at the beach a memorable one. We had asked him where he wanted his birthday to be - and he had said, "At the beach!", so we obliged. It was a happy day for him.

Happy Birthday Tiarnan!

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday, Tiarnan!

How lovely to be able to spend one's birthday at the beach! :)

9:37 PM  
Blogger Syahidah and Valentine said...

Thank you for your well wishes. It is much appreciated.

10:59 PM  
Blogger chamint said...

Happy Birthday Tiarnan!!

10:14 AM  

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