Saturday, September 20, 2008

The Rhys Chronicles

Alright so I will happily admit I am biased, but my boy IS smart.

Last time he went to Plunket (he was 2ish) the Plunket Nurse tested his knowledge of shapes. "Oh yes he knows his shapes," says Kristen. So the nurse holds up a circle. "O" says Rhys. "I guess he doesn't know what a circle is," says the nurse who must have got her qualification in a cereal packet. "He told you it was an O," says Kristen. She gets the distinct impression that she is not believed.

So yesterday I take the boy off for an eye test again at Plunket. They give him a set of letters and the plan is that he looks at the letter on the test and then matches it to the one on the set of letters he is holding. So the nurse holds up the test. "Hmmm, an O" says Rhys as he matches it to the sheet. Next one. "I can't find the H", he says, "Oh there it is." From there the sheet is forgotten and he shouts out every letter. The nurses are visibly impressed - he is fast and accurate...and having a lot of fun.

So, then its time for the other eye. She holds up the "O". "We've already done the O", says Rhys, with just a faint disdain in his tone (not sure where he gets that from). Awesome. He nearly doesn't make it to the end of the test, as he is thoroughly bored by having to rattle off the same set of letters. "We don't see them again after 3 and 1/2 unless there are issues," says the nurse, "But he seems ready for school now." Pride from the Dad suffuses the room.

But I think he's ready for University actually. This morning he asked:

"Where did I come from?" I was a little worried at first - was I supposed to give the sex talk to the 3 year old? I was hoping to avoid that for a few more years. I found a more age appropriate answer. And then the next question:

"Why did you have Raegan?" His mother came up with the best answer: "Because we had so much fun with you, we thought we needed two!"

He pauses. "We need three," he says, "I need a brother as well."

Hilarious.

7 comments:

Rhett said...

- He pauses. "We need three," he says, "I need a brother as well." -

...A word of knowledge?

Time to get cracking Mr Jones.

Rachel said...

Methinks his mother may have coached him so she can have her way!
Rhett - I think in pictures, please don't make me think of that!

Rhett said...

Well Mark Driscoll's church is starting a series on Song of Songs, and all I'm saying is maybe Brett needs to do a bit of contextualisation...

rachel said...

Oh Rhett...

And Rhys is smart...Look at the imagination on that kid too! I want to be in the Lion Show!?!

Vania said...

Hilarious indeed...

Rachel said...

Thanks Rhett, I WAS enjoying my breakfast.

Rhett said...

Hey, speak for yourself. I think Brett is a hunk of steaming manliness.