Oct 17, 2011

You're not SMART if you don't read!

We have made ourselves believe that KIDS SAY THE FUNNIEST THINGS.. but with more careful analysis you would see that their innocent statements actually make a lot of sense, which most of us adults have lost in the years of growing up..

My little girl told me yesterday that "Ma, if you don't read, you are not SMART and this does not include reading COMICS!" 

I laughed in agreement to her statement.

Naturally I asked her why and how she came up with such a conclusion?

Her answer was that she examined her friends and when asked herself silently in her head, why they behave so dumb (as in not to her standard of comprehension) she realized it's because they have no reading habits! In addition, these people had no quality in viewing shows on TV that made a difference.


I grew up with an older brother who's reading materials were those types that kids his age right now would fling it off in the blink of an eye (in fact I think even kids his age at that time would have just walked past it naturally you would know it's not Playboy Mags I'm talking about). National Geographic magazines, Reader's Digest and Technology books were his favorite. His choice for conversational topic were so smart that you would make sure you are well read yourself. This included his choice for TV programs.

My girl is right now in the independent phase of exploring books and reading materials.

With influence of family she's picked up the habits of choosing smart shows on TV and reading interesting books that humors her and adds her knowledge. I must most definitely acknowledge that her school has a lot to do with this influence to, but at the back of my head I do think it is also genetics. 

Her father loves to read and his choices of TV programs are seriously interesting. I do to and she has aunts and uncles who do as well.

So what makes a child say the DARNEST things or in this case examine others to such a depth and conclude in such confidence?

I think it's their surrounding and genes combined with their child-like innocence that makes them say the funniest but most times SMARTEST things!! 

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