Monday, April 13, 2015
K is for Knowledge
My son David is always seeking knowledge about something. He may watch a TV show that mentions the Beatles, or Beach Boys or Queen, and then proceeds to Google and learn most everything about the subject. He googles baseball players, new and old, actors, movies, presidents, history, etc., etc., etc... I think you may get the point.
We visited caves in upstate New York and our guide was talking about stalagmites and stalactites. He asked if anyone knew the difference. David, who was about 9 at the time threw his hand up and explained. We were on a duck boat tour in Albany. There were mostly retired, older people on this tour and one other family with children. As we were touring the city, the guide asked for the 4 names of the presidents that came from New York. Not only did David answer, when the guide asked if he knew all the presidents, he listed them all in order. We visited many historical sites in Vermont and my husband always strikes up conversations with the workers or volunteers at the site. David always join in the discussion. He amazes people with the information he retains.
Michael retains his share of knowledge but not like David. Michael will do his school work, likes to read, but still likes to play his Angry Birds and Super Mario Brothers games on his iPad or Wii. David does his work, but his free time isn't spent playing video games. He'll be either googling his subject du jour or he'll be reading the complete works of William Shakespeare, or Hemingway or something along those lines.
They say knowledge is power. If that's the case, I would expect David to be quite powerful some day!