Wednesday, October 1, 2008

I knew the day would come

I always knew the day would come when my kids would be smarter than me...I just didn't think it would come this soon! Kylee will be 8 in April. She has always been a smart girl. I know what you are thinking "everyone says that about their kids", but she really is smart, and I take NO credit for that. (My husband has great brains!)

Lately she has been saying things to me like,

"Hey Mom, I bet you don't know the answer to this question, 'What do you call it when two numbers have the same sum no matter which way you add them.'" I had NO idea. It's the commutative law, for those of you who don't know. (come on people get with the program!! If you did know the answer to that question don't' tell me it will just make me feel stupider.)

Then today she says, "Mom, I will ask you a question and you say yes if you know the answer and no if you don't. 'What does the equal sign mean'" Now...this one I did know.

Okay, I will admit I don't mind too much that she's already smarter than me, but I don't like her KNOWING that she is.

Good thing she is such a great helper and such a sweet kid. I will definitely keep her!


David said...

one dream I had within the last year or so was about a meeting a child who was smart enough not to act smart around certain people because she wanted to continue being a kid.

They are smart... smarter and smarter as generations progress... and I believe there is reason for it. I'd say feel extremely blessed that such smart children chose you to be their mother :)

Charlotte said...

It is unfair for my 7 year old because his older siblings already went through his grade so I already know what they are being taught. Althougth I don't think I get to keep my bonus points when they're teenagers . . . that is an automatic stupid label for parents.

Ruth said...

Hyrum is the same. He's so smart, it's freaky. Now I consider myself a rather intelligent person, but there are days when he makes me feel stupid. I think though that it's not that we are stupid, it's just that we don't remember those things we learning in Elementary school. Too much stuff has been crammed into our brains over our years that it just doesn't have room. We get to learn it all over again through our kids.

Those are great pictures of her.