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Mr. Wisdom

Wednesday, September 20, 2006

I don't like "S" in my class, mum. Why not?, I ask him? "Because he doesn't listen to the teachers and is always acting up. And...He interrupts the music teacher" (my son LOVES music). I am thinking about my response to this but before I can say anything, he quickly says..."But he can't really help it, mum. He's just scared. He doesn't know how else he should act." And then he is talking about a video game before I have even had a chance to process another thought. How does such wisdom come, in the form of a five year old?...

  1. Blogger Pat Paulk said:

    And what makes us lose it as we get older??

  1. Blogger stephanie said:

    your son is very, very wise..but then look at who he takes after :)

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Pat;
    How absurd that parents think that they can spew their infinite wisdom on their children; I think we should learn from our kids!

    Steph;
    You are too sweet. You've been eating too many faeries, haven't you :)

  1. Blogger Chloe said:

    kids have infinite understanding. your son is very sweet but also, very mature to be able to see the reasons behind irritating behaviour.
    i hope he starts writing his own blog soon. xx

  1. Blogger christina said:

    You've taught him well...

  1. Anonymous erikku said:

    A psychiatrist in the making... ^_^

  1. Blogger momyblogR said:

    THAT my friend, is the $64,000. question. They are amazing, aren't they?

    Oh and MY son....can't stand music. I don't get it. However, he is always in a losing battle in this house, lol!

  1. Blogger stephanie said:

    I shared them. I did :)

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Chloe;
    Oh no, no blogging for him....this is where my over-protectiveness comes in...

    Christina;
    This, I did not teach him. There are things beyond our teaching; he simply knows. Amazing...

    Eric;
    I think he would make a good psychiatrist. But I think he will be an artist.

    MomyBlogR;
    They have their own likes and dislikes and we can not mold them to our preference, nor should we. But MUSIC!?...keep trying! :)

    Steph;
    You shared the faeries, but then went back and bought the apple package, didn't you? ;)

  1. Blogger stephanie said:

    okay. it was the chocolate goldfish...who knew the goldfish had the faeries inside? i love the weird japanese snacks...just not the fish ones ;)

  1. Blogger missy said:

    It is amazing to hear kids think. The other day my 10-year old kids asked how come they are not often asked for what they thought of the war, George Bush, Tony Blair, global warming... !

    So, they started a newspaper that will talk about all the things we do in class and also what they thought of what's happening in the world.

    I told them they rock.

  1. Blogger Christopher said:

    Sounds like he already has more wisdom than me!

  1. Blogger DayByDay4-2Day said:

    I have to agree with Pat.

  1. Blogger Cathy said:

    Stephanie;
    Japanese fish snacks are dangerous; paralysis is known to occur.
    Take Care! ;)

    Missy;
    I think it is important to discuss current events and ask our children their opinions on them. I do this now, choosing the topics carefully, with my son, but already he has an idea of environmental awareness and the importance of taking care of the environment.

    Christopher;
    You do not give yourself enough credit, Mate!

    Day;
    So we learn in return from our children...

  1. Blogger Devil Mood said:

    Really? How does it happen? I'm amazed as well!

  1. Blogger Jonathan America said:

    Your son sounds very special.

  1. Blogger Vesper said:

    what a sensitive soul. he's a healer!

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