My Kid is Smarter Than Me

9:15 AM

I am amazed at the talents and abilities of my children. I have a creative one, an entertaining one, an athletic one, a cute one and of course the kid who constantly surprises me, the smart one.

I love them all and try my best not to compare them to each other. However, when I talk about Parrot around Goose she gets jealous and upset. I am sorry but he is only three and he blows my mind every single day. In fact it terrifies me.

All of his life, Parrot has thrived on stimulus. As a small baby he was more alert than a normal infant. He only slept for 20 minutes at a time shortly after birth. Colors, shapes and sounds captured his attention as an infant. I also had to nurse him round the clock. I was his nutrition and pacifier.

Before he was a year old I noticed that his cogitative abilities were a lot more advanced than my girls were. Parrot started doing raspberries at two months and spoke his first word at five months. By the time he was a year old he was talking in complete sentences. I knew I had a gifted child whom would need special attention.

I don't want to sound like I am bragging about my wonderful child. I'm not. Like I said before, I am scared. I don't know how to raise a child like this. Every day I worry that I am not giving him the attention he needs in order to reach his full potential. I'm also concerned about how he is going to do in school. Will he get the attention he needs from his teachers? Will the other kids bully him because he is so smart and sensitive? Will I have to find a special school for Parrot?

He can navigate around a computer like most adults can. He also loves to play educational games and has self taught himself elementary school concepts through these games. He know where all the states in the US belong on a map and about 80% of their names. Yesterday he was playing a game where he had to add fractions. The scary part is he got most of the answers right.

God blessed me with my wonderful children and I know that they are all in my life for a reason. I may not understand why today but I pray every day that they will do great things with their lives. For now all I can do is encourage their individual abilities and gifts and pray.

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