This is an actual conversation I had on Sunday with A. This really happened, I have three adult witnesses.
A: “Mom? Can I have a piece of paper please? The printer is out and I need to copy more.”
A: “I need to copy a piece of paper to make more.”
Me: “You can’t do that, I’ll just give you a stack of paper.”
A: “I don’t need a stack of paper, just one. I’ll copy it and get more.”
Me: “I give up. Any of you want to try to explain this to him?”
Husband, Mother in law, Father in law: “Huh-uh.”
And this child is gifted????
Love it, love it, love it!!!!!!!!!!!!!
(Right up there with kids believing that as long as you have a credit card, or in the “olden days” – checks, you must have money!)
Ha! That’s hilarious. Smart thinking, in a twisted sort of way.
I hope you just gave him one.
Your bro and I about split a gut laughing at this one! I love A’s logic – he’ll go far – maybe in politics!
Apparently you have a replicator instead of a copier! That’s the funniest thing–let’s just hope he uses his powers for good, right? 🙂
ROFL. It’s a great idea though, isn’t it?
That’s when you give him one piece of paper and let him work it out on his own.
But did it work? That’s what I want to know!
I’m crying with laughter. You see, Jen, you and I know the way the gifted mind works. Sometimes it is brilliant and at other times the creativy overrules the logic. Either way, it is always entertaining.
Just lettin’ you know, I was at the theater and I told a room full of theater mom’s about this and they all about died laughing. 🙂
Jen, as a fellow mom of a gifted child, let me just say, welcome to my world!!!!!! Mine is 14 now, and still doing that kind of stuff.