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 30, 2013

Children’s conversation, overheard.

Fintan and Tiarnan were deep in conversation, when their mother, Syahidah passed by, a few days ago, and caught a little snippet of what they were saying.

“What is important?”, asked Tiarnan, just turned 7, over a week ago.

“Many things are important,” began Fintan, 9, very seriously, “wearing underwear is important – and COMPUSLORY”.

Syahidah was too overtaken with the hilarity of the moment, to investigate further, and find out the context.

This kind of slightly surreal comedy is not uncommon with our younger two sons. They speak in somewhat off the wall ways, that reveal a characteristic and appealing view of the world. The most bizarre of our sons is Tiarnan, but perhaps the most comedic, is Fintan – though, Ainan, too has a penchant for comedy.

Syahidah left them to discuss the Rules of the World, in their very sober tones, allowing herself a wide smile, at her glimpse into their world.

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