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, December 30, 2012

On being predictable

Yesterday, my eldest son, Ainan, 13, sidled up to me, with an intent unreadable expression in his eyes.

I was busy with something on the computer, so my attention wasn't fully available to attend to his forthcoming words.

“Daddy, I know what you are going to say next.”

“What am I going to say next?”, I said, half-turning around in my chair, to him.

See.”, he said, with a little smile that said it all.

For a moment, I felt very dumb.

I had to laugh. It was the only answer to properly defuse the sense of imminent idiocy, that threatened to submerge me.

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