Friday, April 23, 2010

One of the cool things about having a gifted child...

You never know what's going to come out of Andy's mouth, and it's often funny to hear the very insightful things coming out of such a young man. This boy is brilliant. Almost too smart for his own good.

Yesterday, he was playing his Nintendo DS. He only gets to play video games for 30 minutes a day, so he cherishes each and every minute. Nate wanted to multi-play with him, but Andy politely declined. Nate asked again. And again, and again, to the point of whining/begging. Andy was not giving in.

Nate finally said, "You are being soooo mean!"

To which Andy calmly replied, "No, Nate. I'm not being mean. I'm just being self-serving. Do you know what self-serving means?"

OMG! I almost fell out of my chair. I was trying so hard not to laugh, but hearing him try to explain to a five year old what self-serving meant was just plain hysterical!

And since when does someone actually admit to being "self-serving"? Hahaha. I'm used to grownups who are but pretend not to be. And here my innocent seven year old is proud of it.

Man, never a dull moment! I love it!


  1. Yup... that is a jaw dropper!
    So, glad you have this blog to share these moments with us...:)

  2. Hilarious! Thanks for sharing.

  3. I'm so happy to have found your blog--my 5 year old daughter just got her SPD diagnosis, so I'm a new floundering mom in all this...thanks for your honesty and humor! (I can totally hear my kids having this conversation...)