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Before you think I've lost my mind...

Thursday, August 30, 2007

My son has always had a special sense about him. I know that every mother says this about their children, though. But seriously, he has always thought deeply, reads things and understands on a level that always shocks me. I started to type some of the amazing things he did as early as two, but found myself hitting the backspace button even trying to describe it.

The other night we were eating dinner, and one of the side dishes was white rice. As he kept asking for more and more servings, I commented that he must have lived in Asia in a former life, since he loves rice so much. Yes, I did, and I always wore orange, mum. Mr. C and I both look at each other, simultaneously imagining this:

But then we just dismissed it and didn't think about it much further. I mean, we really don't believe in reincarnation. Anyway, even if we did, how would we really really know for sure about such things? But then yesterday, while shopping for school supplies, I mentioned that we should also buy a new mouse pad for the computer. I told my son that he could choose from the dozens on the shelf. He immediately selected one and said: I want the one of the yin and yang. OK, so now this is getting kind of creepy, right? I mean what 6 year old boy would choose this over the ones with outer space, myriad animals, cartoon characters, etc.?! What six year old even knows the term yin and yang! But then again, he couldn't be a more yin to a Buddhist monk's yang.

  1. Blogger Chloe said:

    that is really strange and wonderful. do you think he "remembers" something?
    He is going to be very happy Cathy. He is going to have self knowledge. xx

  1. Anonymous Anonymous said:

    WEll look at him prepared in case of an emergency you just never know when it might rain in the house.


  1. Blogger Devil Mood said:

    He look meditative already in that picture. Why would you reject reincarnation so blatantly? Oh, you're a Virgo ;)
    I do feel like I've lived in distant places before, I feel the familiarity, even though I've never been there. Actually, this was something I wrote about on my latest post.

  1. Blogger Vani said:

    hmm, i'd definitly be wondering also. now the real test, can he use chopsticks on his own??

  1. Blogger Stephanie said:

    I'm always so happy to hear stories like this, of kids who are so wise and thinky (and okay, perhaps Buddhist monks in past lives :) It gives me hope for the future.

  1. Blogger Mary said:

    You just never really know do you?

    People always tell me that Kiran must of an old soul because of her eyes. Sometimes I think they are right.

  1. Blogger Heidi said:

    Ok..first off I want that Hat Umbrella..lol

    Things that make u go Hmmm..about your son..Very smart!

  1. Blogger Poppy Fields said:

    He sounds like a great kid...what he says really makes you wonder!

  1. Blogger Dr. Deb said:

    As Rosie would often write:


  1. Anonymous Anonymous said:

    There are so many mysteries...That is an amazing story. Love that photo of him in the umbrella hat.

    Hope you are doing well.
    Take care,

  1. Blogger Trundling Grunt said:

    Now that is one interesting young man. He will be an interesting person as he grows.

  1. Blogger christina said:

    Ooooh, spooky. My beliefs do tend lean in the direction of reincarnation and your little guy definitely seems like an old soul to me.

    And hey, we have a hat like that at home too! :-)

  1. Blogger Pat Paulk said:

    our head.

  1. Blogger Tee said:

    I really liked this post, Cathy.

    It's kind of weird when kids say things like that.

    I don't believe in reincarnation either, but you have to wonder... That was pretty weird, huh?

    Love the photo. LOL.

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