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Thursday, August 14, 2008

Cute ... not smart.

My eldest, Asia, is a bit naive.  Okay, she's a lot naive.  I love this general innocence, don't get me wrong.  It's just sometimes a little, oh, I don't know, embarrassing.  

But, then, she hates to read.  She hates the whole learning thing in school.  Thank goodness that's only a small part of her education.  The rest is physical education, boys, cheerleading, sports, boys, friends, and boys.  So I guess I really shouldn't be surprised.

I think it's because she doesn't read that she is just not so swift sometimes.  

For example:

I picked her up from her friend's house last night, and on our way home I said something in my usual witty way.  She didn't get it.  So, I repeated myself, making sure she caught how totally clever I was.

She. still. didn't. get. it.

So I said, "Boy, Asia, you sure missed the smart bus, didn't you?"

What did my daughter do?  

She looked around for the bus.  She looked for the frigging bus!  "I don't see a bus."

Gawd!  Is she for real???

I guess this really should have been our first clue.


Ronda's Rants said...

As the Mother of grown children...I can say this...she may surprise you with how very smart she is later in her life! All of them have for me...I wondered sometimes when they were younger!

Mamahut said...

I'm with Ronda, I thought mine were so smart when they were little and now I am wondering if I have aliens for children...I hope they amaze me later in life.

Off of the subject, but how did you learn to transcribe? Did you have to do years in college or just some classes? I would really like to try it, but I don't know how to get started. Thanks and have a great day!

wy-not said...

Ahhh, but you left out the key elements of my precious granddaughter. You left out her character and her wit and her sparkle and her honesty and her fabulous warm presence. The smarts will come when she needs them -- she just doesn't need them when she's safe in the front seat of mama's minivan. :-)

Rebel With.A.Cause said...

LOL I totally loved that pic!!!

Thanks for the comment on my blog!! Freakshow is right!!

I giggled when I saw that you have a Mastiff, as we used to have one to.. I Love them drool and all!!

Again thanks for stoping by, I look forward to more awesome wedding pics!!!

Oh yeah and the Oldest... I have a 16 year old male one... they are just as clueless!!!

Heather said...

Oh, gosh, I'm going to just go ahead and admit that I was just like her growing up. I would've looked for the bus too.

J'Ollie Primitives said...

gems from my Precious One ~ who is still a teeny bit clueless ~

"Chicago ~ the city or the state?"

"He was fatally killed."

all time favorite ~ we were on AmTrack and the kids were in another car. We went through a tunnel, which evidently was very exciting.

"Did you go through the tunnel?"

Claremont First Ward said...

You are EVIL! But this was HILARIOUS!

Danyele Easterhaus said...

i'm totally with you...i have 4 girls, and one of mine is always living a little 'open' and with a smile too!

KatBouska said...

Oh man, what am I going to do if one of my kids doesn't get my jokes!?! That's too funny!

Frizzy said...

I have to say, I too was like your daughter. I often missed the punchline. Still do at times if I'm being completely honest. However, living a life of being and believing in innocence wasn't/isn't so bad. It's the part where your eyes are opened for you that hurts. I hope she has fun and can stay in her "happy world" as I call it for a while longer. Too often the reality of life and our "Happy worlds" colide too soon.