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 +

Monday, February 14, 2011

Tiarnan's birthday present advice.

Tiarnan is my youngest son, at just turned five. A few days ago, his Mummy, Syahidah, asked him a question:

“What should we get Daddy for his birthday?”

Tiarnan’s eyes grew bright at the prospect. There was definite interest in them as he considered the issue.

“You should get him Transformers. He would like that.”, he said, as if already imagining the Transformers in his hands.

Syahidah had to wonder just whom this present was for!

Today, he had further wise advice for his Mummy. Again, he advised Transformers, for Daddy, saying, in order to persuade and reassure her: “You don’t know Daddy, he will like it.”

So, now I am left with an odd sense of anticipation, for I know this: Syahidah took the boys to Toy R Us, today! Oh dear.

I suppose I shall find out in the morning whether Syahidah heeded little Tiarnan’s advice. If she has done so, I know one little boy who will be very happy.

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Blogger virginiagunawan said...

Happy birthday Valentine! I hope you live a long life :)

Tiarman is such a sweet boy! I love how he said “You don’t know Daddy, he will like it”. That made me laugh.

8:11 AM  
Blogger Valentine Cawley said...

Thank you Virginia. Yes, it was sweet of him!

9:32 AM  
Blogger Anna Czarina said...

Aww. . . That was soo cute!
I could imagine him doing that and I couldn't help but giggle! Kawaii!

Happy Birthday Valentine!

Don't forget to tell us what gift you have received and if it was indeed Transformers!

Thanks for the advice. I'll definitely give it a try. By the way, my brother is 10 years old.

10:04 AM  

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