I often times catch myself wondering what this means for our daughter. Every parent hopes their kid is that one in a million child that can read and understand Finnegans Wake while most kids their age are still learning how to count to three. It's normal for parents to think their children posses above average intelligence, even if they're completely normal. But still, from time to time, I can't help thinking my daughter is a genius. It's almost as if she knows a bit too much.
Like for instance the night before my birthday. She decided to stay up ALL night. By the time 5:00 am rolled around James and I were in a zombie-like trance, sitting on the couch, staring at Jasmine who was bright-eyed and bushy tailed in front of the television, sipping on her warm milk and occasionally looking over her shoulder to ensure that she still had our undivided attention. By the time his parents arrived to watch Jasmine so that we could go to The Cheesecake Factory for dinner, we were both so exhausted we were trying not to fall asleep at the table. So instead of going to the movies after dinner like we had originally planned, we decided to call it an early night. At 9:30. On a Saturday. How lame.
It wasn't until the next day, after a solid 5 hrs of sleep that I realized we'd been had.
And this isn't the only time.
But she's just so stinkin' adorable you can't be mad. Which is how I know she's smart. She wields her cuteness like a weapon, using it to get herself out of trouble.
|"That's it come a little bit closer. Just a little bit more.|
Right about there. Now ATTACK!!!"
Anyhow, I'm starting to think that our nerdiness is directly correlated to Jasmine's above average ability to get into trouble. I guess we might as well face the fact that our daughter is going to be that kid in chemistry class that manages to burn down the classroom because she's testing a new substance.
That's okay, I'll love her just the same. Even if she burns down the house, or combines something so lethal that the hazmat team has to come out to properly dispose of it. I'll love her through it all. Because that's what mommies and daddies do.
Until next time.