Nothing left to learn

Linette and I went in and met with Clementine’s kindergardten teacher a few days ago. At the end of the meeting, which had gone very well, her teacher opened a blue notebook and read to us a few of the things that Clementine had said to her earlier in the school year. Linette and I were particularly pleased when she got to the “I want to learn nothing, because I already know all of it” part. I cannot even begin to express the pride that I felt at that moment.

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16 Comments

  1. Sarah
    Posted March 25, 2010 at 8:15 am | Permalink

    I love to see confident little girls. With that said, though, it might prove difficult to parent a five year old who knows everything. Best of luck with that.

  2. Posted March 25, 2010 at 8:16 am | Permalink

    The kid who lives a few doors down from me was walking down the street with a bokan over his shoulder wearing a bunny hat. This is not the strangest thing he’s done. Ypsi breeds them weird. I like it that way.

  3. tommy
    Posted March 25, 2010 at 8:43 am | Permalink

    That statement sounds like you’ve got a little Sean Hannity in the making, Mark. Time to re-program. The rainbow statement at the end is obviously a subliminal hint to you that she is probably gay as well! That can be fixed with intensive therapy and a good dose of religion. EOS probably has an opinion re: same.

  4. KT
    Posted March 25, 2010 at 10:39 am | Permalink

    What’s a bokan?

  5. Edward
    Posted March 25, 2010 at 2:58 pm | Permalink

    Maybe he meant burkah.

    It’s kind of ironic, but the smartest kid would probably be the one who realized that he/she didn’t know shit.

  6. Alex
    Posted March 25, 2010 at 3:02 pm | Permalink

    what this site if for? I don’t understand.

  7. Peter Larson
    Posted March 25, 2010 at 6:10 pm | Permalink

    My 19 year old son says the same thing.

  8. Posted March 25, 2010 at 6:32 pm | Permalink

    I’m pretty sure from now on when anyone ask me what my favorite color is, I’m going to answer “rainbow”. Awesome :)

  9. dan gillotte
    Posted March 25, 2010 at 9:20 pm | Permalink

    Jojo said today that she was smarter than Rosie and me. I said, “You probably are.” and she said, “I AM.” very emphatically.

  10. Oliva
    Posted March 25, 2010 at 9:40 pm | Permalink

    I second that on rainbow, best favorite color.
    Also, beautiful gusto of self-confidence and being grounded. And what a complex idea anyway–wanting to learn nothing, an antidote to all the knowing, among other ways of reading it.

  11. Posted March 25, 2010 at 11:01 pm | Permalink

    bokan=wooden practice katana (ie japanese sword).

  12. Posted March 25, 2010 at 11:04 pm | Permalink

    And it’s boken not bokan. Sorry for the misspell.

  13. dp in ypsi
    Posted March 26, 2010 at 7:48 am | Permalink

    I’m reminded of the Southpark episode where Cartman gets sent to Ethiopia.

  14. Tim
    Posted March 26, 2010 at 12:11 pm | Permalink

    My son’s favorite color is void.

  15. Hot Knuckle Lover
    Posted March 26, 2010 at 11:24 pm | Permalink

    Congrats! Sounds like she’s ready to host a cable news program on any network.

  16. dragon
    Posted March 26, 2010 at 11:38 pm | Permalink

    — “Clementine the Genius”

    Dr.J: [measuring Clementine’s head with calipers]
    Tell me, Clementine, are you ever bored in school?
    Clementine: Oh, you bet.
    Dr.J: Mm hm. Do you ever feel a little frustrated?
    Clementine: All the time, sir.
    Dr.J: Uh huh. And do you ever dream of leaving class to pursue your own
    intellectual development on an independent basis?
    Clementine: Oh, like you’re reading my mind, man.

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