I’ve written before that every parent thinks their child is a genius. And I stand by that.
But even within this ‘my-child-is-a-genius’ world, in our hearts, we know their limitations. We can be amazed by something new that they do, but are rarely completely dumbfounded.
Yesterday, I went upstairs (we have an upstairs!) to the kids’ playroom (we have a kids’ playroom! Pics still to come as final touches are made) to tidy up. And found this on Ashleigh’s easel:
This didn’t just dumbfound me; it knocked me off my feet. Literally. I had to sit down. Ashleigh has been able to say her ABCs for a while now, but this was completely different. The letters! In order! All by herself!
I envisaged accelerated learning programs, applications to Mensa, and for a split second worried that Ashleigh was going to become as charismatic and relatable as one Dr Sheldon Lee Cooper.
But I didn’t quite believe it. And finally worked it out: Ashleigh’s older friend had come to visit that week.
And, not surprisingly, had spent a lot of time playing with the easel.
What has your child done (whether actually or supposedly) that has surprised you?