It’s a proud day in any woman’s life when the closest thing she’ll have to offspring evolves from a tiny, needy infant into a walking, talking person. My oldest nephew, now aged four, is an undisputed genius. He, of course, shares roughly 25% of my genetic material, so how could he not be?
Here are some gems of his brilliance as captured by my sister (on her oversized Samsung Galaxy III enclosed in an OtterBox. Seriously. That’s not a phone–it’s a weapon. Except in Florida where it’s a method of self-defense.) I’ve commented on each text and rated it on a Genius Scale of 1-10.
Evan is rocking out to a lullaby version of Poison. Made. My. Day!
Clearly, my nephew already loves his early ’90s hip hop. Or at least what passed for it when you grew up in foothills of Colorado.
Genius Score: 3
Evan painted a praying mantis.
He is named after an entomologist, so the subject is a bit on the nose, but I think even Franz Klein is a little jealous of this masterpiece.
Genius Score: 8
This morning I said, “Jesus,” and Evan finished by saying, “Mary and Joseph.”
Comedy is one of the top 10 traits people look for in a mate. This fella will be killin’ with the ladies (or gentlemen–whichever he prefers!).
Genius Score: 6
Math question of the morning from Evan: What is zero times bush?
Answer: Trick question–Bush times anything is 0. (Rim shot, please!) Not only is Evan curious, but he’s already turning into a good progressive. Here’s to one more voter in support of equal rights and environmental advocacy. We have a winner!
Genius score: 10