Tuesday, March 24, 2009

My 11-yr old genius

OK, so even though Kellen won't technically be eleven until tomorrow, I thought I would share the following conversation with you as proof that he's wise beyond his years and certainly the early-admissions department at Harvard will be calling any day now ...

Kristie: "OK, so you've got to make a paper doll and dress it up *creatively*, and write a report, is that correct?"

Kellen: "yes"

Kristie: "And who is your historical figure?"

Kellen: "George Washington"

Kristie: "Ok, so it says here that your report is supposed to include a few interesting facts .... so, what do you know about George Washington?"

Kellen: "That he was President of the United States?"

Kristie: "Right, what else?"

Kellen: "That he was in charge of the Revolutionary War?"

Kristie: "Uh-huh ... what else?"

Kellen: "That he was worried about global warming?"

Kristie: "Right, ok .......... wait, what? No, not global warming, what are you talking about?"

Kellen: "Then I don't know anything else."

Kristie: "What about the story about the cherry tree he supposedly cut down?"

Kellen: "Did he cut it down because he was worried about global warming?"

Kristie: "NO! He didn't cut it down at all --- the whole story is false is my point. It has nothing to do with global warming. What about the fact they say he wore wooden teeth?"

Kellen: "And the wood came from the cherry tree he chopped down and THAT'S why he was worried about global warming?"

Kristie: "Oh for goodness sake --- WOULD YOU FORGET ABOUT THE GLOBAL WARMING ALREADY??!!!"

Kellen: "Um, I can't really think of anything else about George Washington."

See? See why I'm sharpening my pencils now, to fill out that Ivy League application????

13 comments:

Katie said...

George Washington, Al Gore. Same difference right? Cut the kid some slack. ;)

Melissa said...

Yeah, like my son the future pro athlete...goes onto the ballfield and instead of hitting the ball off the tee, starts pounding himself in the head with the bat instead. Of course, he was wearing a helmet, but still...watching him standing there beating his own head in made me visualize those seven figure sports contracts undoubtedly in his future...

Elaine at Lipstickdaily said...

I.LOVE.IT.

Musings from Me said...

Do you think he was thinking of Al Gore? So, funny what kids remember about school. My 9-year-old kept on telling us about Karaoke, Virginia, We had no clue what she meant. Then we realized she was talking about Roanoke, VA...big difference!

Heather said...

You shouldn't brag so much about your brilliant children ;) Just kidding. I think that is hilarious.

The Goodenoughs said...

Happy Birthday, Kellen!!!
Have a great day!

The Running Girl said...

Happy Birthday, Kellen! He and Dalton weighed the same at birth. Funny how both of them are total toothpicks right now, too.

Stefunkc said...

#1 George Washington fact that not everyone knows...

He's a Conrad cousin!!

Dianna in Louisiana said...

LOL Kellen---- I was going to post, almost verbatim, what Katie did..... Too Funny!

Dianna in Louisiana said...

Kristie: A couple of weeks back I followed a link either from one of your posts or from the sites listed on your side bar and ran across a blog that had a contest for personalized, Christian decorations, like wall/garden tiles,etc. I really want to order something from that online store, but can't for the life of me find it or any other store like it. So if you, or anyone reading this could direct me to blog that discussed the store or the store's site, I'd really appreciate it. It's driving me bananas not being able to find it...... Thanks

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Kellen. I can't believe you are 11. Where did that pudgy, backwards crawling baby go??? Hope it is a great day. We love you! K,K,J,N,A,D,&M

shara said...

LOL!!! Really! Love that.

Jeanette in Ga said...

Let me guess what he'll major in...Global Warming?