Monday, January 31, 2011

If You Give a Gifted Kid a Pencil

If you give a gifted kid a pencil,
She’s going to want a piece of paper to go with it.
When you give her the paper,
She’ll probably ask you for a dictionary.

Once she gets the dictionary,
She’ll ask you for a quiet place in which to work.
She’ll start writing a novel,
But then she’ll begin to daydream.

And when her thoughts turn to the environment,
She’ll probably ask you for a thermometer.
When she takes it outside,
She’ll notice how hot it is and begin to think about global warming.

She’ll ask to borrow your iPad,
And then she’ll ask for a wireless connection to go with it.
So, you’ll have to give her the access codes,
And then she’ll ask to borrow a flash drive.

When she finds enough information,
She’ll want to make a PowerPoint presentation.
She’ll make an excellent one,
And then she’ll want to print it out.

When she prints it on your printer,
She’ll notice a slight mistake.
She’ll ask for a piece of paper to make corrections.
And chances are … if she asks for a piece of paper …

She’s going to want a pencil to go with it!


(This piece was inspired by an inquisitive young lady from Florida to whom I wish to dedicate it to.)

Disclaimer: This story is intended purely for entertainment purposes only. It is intended as parody only. Any likeness to a published work is coincidental.

6 comments:

  1. Very cute poem. :) I can relate with my gifted DS10. When he gets passionate about something he'll usually do a project that includes a power point presentation. :) I love how the girl in the poem daydreams and is off to explore another one of her interests.

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  2. Glad you enjoyed it! We all just need to laugh once in awhile. :)

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  3. Where's the part about the gifted kid's anxiety about the environment going through the roof, so you have to take her to see a therapist? LOL!

    Lisa, this is absolutely fabulous and scarily accurate! You are a rock star!

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  4. Was just coming back to this again to read and smile! Thank you!

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  5. I always said our dd was like the mouse... wish we had some of the working quietly though.

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  6. Loved it! And I 2nd DeepWaterCoach's comment about needing a verse where the girl goes off the deep end due to concern for the environment. On a separate but related note, my dd08 cried when she found out the space shuttle program was ending and she builds spreadsheets like nobody's business :)

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