18 October 2005

I feel pretty, oh so pretty...

No, really, I don't..

But tonight I feel clever, makes for a nice change! The thing is, our oldest - Jakob, 7 - is fairly smart as it goes. That is, he learns quickly, he remembers everything etc. But he's not really into learning anyway, if you get my drift. He can read, but has never read a book. (Now, at his age I'd read an unaccountable number of Bobsey twins and Hardy boys books, so maybe I expect too much..) He prefers time with his Pokémon figurines to time with the likes of literary characters.


Moving on... He says school is boring because everything is too easy. But as he must stay in school for at least another 7 years, I wouldn't want him to be bored all those years. We've tried to find ways of luring him back into his preschool curiosity, but failed. Unless it's been about football (= soccer), where he knows everything about everyone. Funny that...

But the smart part is - I started a little quiz show tonight, and he was thrilled! All of a sudden he was dying to know about the capitals of the Czech republic and Liberia!

A glimpse of hope? A breakthrough? One night's glory? We'll just have to wait and see...

4 comments:

Dirk the Feeble said...

I think The Czech Republic is going to have trouble competing with Charizard and Pikachu.

Rarity said...

Quiz might work - but a highly intelligent and curious friend is better - but I guess you can't chose his friends...?

Sam said...

I had the same problem - child genius and all - but it was offset by the fact that I loved to read as a child.

You just have to find something he loves doing and use it as an incentive to work hard at school.

Sam said...

I say just...