Tuesday, July 31, 2012

My child is a genius

I’m fairly sure that little C is a genius. Yes, I know all mums say that. And, yes, I know that all children develop differently and that it’s not helpful to make comparisons… but I really think we’ve got a Mensa candidate on our hands.

“Bur! Bur!” she says pointing into the sky with the conviction of a UFO enthusiast.

“Oh you clever girl!” I gush.

 “Are you pointing at a bird?!” 

C: "Look a bird!" Me: "Mmmm... is it though?"
G was a little slower than her peers when it came to talking. She was far too busy running around causing mayhem to bother with speech. So every new word that little C utters totally floors me.

First it was “Muuuumeeeee”, then “byeeeeee” and now “bird”… ok… “buh”

I told you. Genius.

It’s not just the new words that have me convinced. Her level of understanding completely astounds me too. She knows where her nose is! (try saying that three times after a large G&T).

“Where is your nose?” I ask her

She regards me with suspicion, as if it’s a trick question. Then she slowly raises her beautiful chubby hand and points at her beautiful button nose. I respond with thunderous applause. She smiles at me as if I’m a simpleton.

Further evidence of little C’s brilliance includes chatting on a toy phone (presumably to that bird she is so obsessed with), the ability to wipe her own snotty nose (well, she can blow on a tissue and that’s practically the same thing…) and eating fistfuls of sand. Ok, that last doesn’t sound so smart, but in her defence she was really just utilising all of her senses….
"Mmmmm. This sand really is delicious!"

So there you have it. Just over 12 months old and she already has three words under her metaphorical belt, knows the location of her schnozzle and possesses a whole array of special skills.

She really is a genius! 



Linking up with Jess at Diary of a SAHM

41 comments:

  1. Yes, a genius and so very cute :)

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  2. Oh, absolutely! And so cute! :)

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  3. Mensa here she comes! So gorgeous!

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  4. Most certainly genius material! We'll see her pretend playing surgery on her dollies next year. he he he. Those photos of her are super cute Cath. Love!

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  5. Hehehe! She's very clever! And a cutie :)
    My lil miss is 16 months old... I like you am under the assumption that she too is a genius. I'm always in awe of how quickly they grow and develop. They don't miss a trick do they!

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  6. I said exactly the same thing to my husband last night about our son!

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  7. haha gorgeous!!! My son is 14 months and I beeped the horn in the car yesterday and all he has been saying since is beepbeepbeepbeepbeep!

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  8. She is a clever little cookie. i can tell you my 14mth old doesnt know where her nose is. But she can mess the house in 0.25 seconds. That has to be an Olympic sport one day. She can say a couple of words too.

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  9. haha .. she is so cute.. and definately a very very clever girl!! 2nd children often are... my lil sister is much smarter than me ; )
    xx

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  10. Oh very cute! I love when they start picking up new things. It is so exciting!
    Chrissie xx

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  11. So gorgeous! I think mine is a genius too...The other day she picked up my husband's book called "the Moral Sense" and she said "And that's the moral of the story!" It was so strange!

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  12. Naw, too sweet! She is a clever little munchkin!
    I mean, after a large G&T, I definitely don't know where my nose is :) x

    P.S That first photo is taken in my neck of the woods ;)

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    1. It's funny as I had in my head you lived over that way and thought of you when we drove round the coast. That's where we got married!

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  13. Absolute! I see a Nobel peace prize in her future. (FYI, auto correct tried to change that to Nigel peace prize but anyway.)

    I was prattling on aout my daughters genius skills this morning at playgroup, but I don't think it was met with the same enthusiasm. Maybe I should just blog it instead..... ;)

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  14. Lol. She does sound like a genius... and yes, a very cute one at that!

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  15. Naw, too cute. My little man is at that stage too, and I'm loving it!

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  16. Lol glad I finally got to read this post on your little genius! Brains and good looks - she's got it made :)

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  17. Without a doubt a genius. I bet she gets it from her mum!

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  18. This made me laugh! She's definitely a genius ;)

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  19. She's a cutie! My little girl is going through the same stage at the moment, it's awesome watching them develop. Girls are way smarter than boy's ;)

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  20. Totes she's a genius... her name starts with the correct letter of the alphabet! ;) xx

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  21. Too cute! Definitely a genius! Mum and I always joke about 'how advanced' master z is - but I secretly believe it :)

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  22. Aaaw sweet! Did she learn to recognise a 'Bur" from nature or the Twitter icon? ;) xx

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  23. Lol Catherine, you're such a sweet mum :-). I love how excited we mums get about the simplest of things. I'm absolutley certain that you do have a genius on your hands and that you'll do a wonderful job of nurturing her intelligence x

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  24. So sweet. The apple fell close to the tree! :-)

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  25. She is adorable.No wonder you are such a proud mama.
    If she takes after her beautiful mummy those three words will just be the begining of a wonderful world of many words put together in just the right way to make people keep coming back for more.Xx

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  26. Of course your girls are. They take after their mum!

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  27. She is very photogenic and oh so sweet! I love this age too... my youngest is about to turn 3 and I really miss that baby stage already (except for the lack of sleep part - don't miss that one bit!)!

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