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Little Einstein Strikes Again

December 11th, 2007 (06:44 pm)

current mood: amused

A few mornings ago, my son told me he didn't have to go to school anymore, because, as he claimed, "I already know EVERYTHING!"

"Oh, yeah?" I said. "Then tell me this: What's the square root of 144?"

Without a pause, my kindergartener replied, "12."

I thought again. "What's the square root of 10,000?"

He had that one, too: "100."

I switched academic subjects. "OK," I said, "If you know everything, tell me this: What's the capital of New York?"

And he answered, as I expected he would, "New York City." Not right, but not bad, either. A lot of adults would have answered the same. But he did have to go to school that day.


Posted by: Allison Stein (astein142)
Posted at: December 12th, 2007 04:03 am (UTC)

Dang, he's smart. You're in sooo much trouble.

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