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December 10, 2008

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wrekehavoc

lord. if it's any consolation, i live in an urban enclave where every kid's apparently a genius. lake wobegone, eat yer heart out ;-)

Kit

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
(Sorry- I sympathise, I really do- but, LOL!)

Of course, I might be enjoying this mishap only because I have a 5 yr old who loves to tell me that he knows "everything". Just tonight he was arguing with me and I finally started saying, "OK". "Mmmmhmmm". "I see". and so on. Made him MAAAAAAD.

Kit

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!
(Sorry- I sympathise, I really do- but, LOL!)

Of course, I might be enjoying this mishap only because I have a 5 yr old who loves to tell me that he knows "everything". Just tonight he was arguing with me and I finally started saying, "OK". "Mmmmhmmm". "I see". and so on. Made him MAAAAAAD.

bejewell

Ohmygod I misspelled "genius." It's like I was trying to prove my point, or something.

kd@abitsquirrelly

I didn't get to do the D.A.R.E. program (drug abuse resistance education) because I was in T.A.G (Talented and gifted) because of the genius test. Then I smoked so much pot in High School that I don't remember much of my junior year. Whose the genius now?

Gubby aka ijefff

The real genius in your family was Jim the Dog. He licked himself and still got the neighbors to take him around in a Town Car.

Brilliant!!

Dr. S.Bucket

Isn't guilt a wondrous tool?

When used properly, a simple, well timed word or two orated to a young child pops out 20 years later all dressed up as self-motivation.

Sadly, when the tool is abused, problems arise (Generation X slackers).

Sorry you're having difficulties Glamorous Life. But if you were to tell me about this symbolic robe you're wearing I might be able to offer some insights.

For instance, Is the robe tied tightly shut, or is it open just that tantalizing amount? And what are you currently wearing under this symbolic robe?

Answering these two simple questions can be your start to an exciting new career :)

The Glamorous Life

This is a very sensitive subject for me. I took 'the test' at age 10. And lo and behold. I am a certified genius. Oh don't worry I am not bragging. I am writing this as a public service announcement. What I want to say is "DON'T TEST".

That little label and the number associated with it-stayed (stays) with me all my life. My parents held me to a FAR FAR higher standard than was realistic. Big number or not. Pretty much no matter what I did-short of cure cancer-I was underachieving. I could never meet the expectation of the NUMBER. And now as I sit here in my robe, a housewife and SAHM, there is a little voice in my head (a very little voice) that says 'well you really wasted THAT!'......And I try to joke with my mom that I WAS a genius...but I grew into the number and now I am NORMAL. As a child I prayed to be NORMAL. And still do. Long way to go I am afraid.

And do you know I have never told ANYONE about the number until now. Now I am telling the INTERNET. Doesn't sound much like a genius to me.

WaltzInExile

I'm literally LOL over this post but you've left me stranded with no way to use my standard method of praise (which is to pull my favorite quote out of the post and italicize it and then remark: "Pure. Genius.")
When's Smedley's Senate run ramping up? I'll donate.

bejewell

I don't know about gennius, but there is little doubt that Smedley is at least much smarter than I am.

Okay, that's not saying much.

Auds at Barking Mad

I'm with Ellie on this one. I daren't argue with Smedley because I don't think I'd win.

B.Mailer

This is going to cost you $50 in small, unmarked bills, wraped in a plain brown paper bag to be droped in the trash can under the street light at the end of your lane.....or I tell the child that she can get her IQ tested as early as age 8.

Chesapeake Bay Woman

An artistic, hair-coloring, pot experimenter ready to move out at the age of 7?

I'd vote for genius.

Ellie

I think genius should be measured on a bell curve. My only chance of getting in...

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