April 22, 2014 at 8:32 pm , by Nick Shell
3 years, 5 months.
I’m guessing it’s normal and natural for every parent to secretly assume that their own kid is just automatically the best at pretty much everything in the entire world.
Yep, I can relate.
This past weekend over Easter I was just thoroughly impressed by your watercolor painting skills. I mean, you’re only 3 years old.
All you needed from me was a cup of water to dip your paintbrush into. You did the rest while I did the dishes.
I mean seriously, you did better than I could have.
And then today I saw another painting you did at school.
When I saw your name next to it, I thought it was a mistake. I though surely a 4 or 5 year-old must have down a work of art as complex as that.
Or even Eric Carle himself.
Nope. It was all you.
So of course, that only reinforced my preconceived idea that you are such a talented artist.
I am your dad- I am wired to believe you are an exceptional kid… because you are!
It’s not just your artistic skills, though. Even just the way you think amazes me, for a 3 year-old.
When you play with your Hot Wheels these days, you’re always putting on a show.
You have me help you hand-select the classic cars, the hot rods, the race cars, and the trucks to place in the race. Then all the other Hot Wheels have to form a huge, long line to go see the show.
It’s something you are very strategic about. You even make sure the police car and ambulance are placed right next to where the race is, to prepare for accidents… which are guaranteed to happen with you in charge!
Do other 3 year-old little boys paint like you and create big shows with your Hot Wheels? Is that typical?
But hey, I am your dad- I am wired to believe you are an exceptional kid… because you are!