Are there still openings for absent-minded professors or has that fad passed hopelessly out of date? I’m just wondering because I think I’m raising one.
My last few blog entries have been examining the mind of my sharp, curious, experimental youngest son. He’s quick. Once his brain captures an idea or a fact, he never loses it. He figured out the spelling of the word anachronism today, deducing the “chron” part because I told him it dealt with time and he knew words like chronic, chronology, and synchronous already. (Yes, he’s already studying for next spring’s spelling bee!) He also built a rocket out of legos after we read a chapter from a Neil Armstrong biography, making key improvements on NASA’s design. On his way to bed, he stopped to examine the inner workings of a plastsic ball that changes colors when you toss it (something about hinges and catching air…)
He’s creative. He’s focused. He’s…he’s wearing his shirt backwards. I sent him back to his room to change. He hadn’t noticed, and he didn’t understand how I could tell. Maybe that kind of thing flies under his radar.
He is still cute, though, in a Chicken Little kind of way. Somewhere out there, someone is raising the perfect little girl for him who will admire his brains and help him button his shirt correctly. Trust me, he needs you.