Wednesday, July 14, 2010

World View

A few days ago Lachlan (who is almost six) had a friend from off the island visiting. While they were playing, discussion turned to their birthdays (they were both born in August).

"Are you a Leo or a Sagittarius?" the friend inquired.

"Neither," replied Lachlan, "I am a scientist."

The exchange tells us as much about their parents as it does about the children!

This month's Ocracoke Newsletter is a tribute to independent spirit and island character Don Wood. You can read it here:


  1. Anonymous9:28 AM

    Please don't pooh pooh a child's interest in astrology. if the lighthearted interest into the astronomy of astrology triggers an interest in the science of psychology or astrophysics-- well watching the Leonid meteor shower during the summer is a good thing. Well I hope your grandson is not turned off by a 4th grade science fair project. best start now with a note book and recording observations as that is the "stuff" a scientist is made of -- published works and corroborated data in an experiment.

  2. Anonymous5:43 PM

    It could have been worse. He could have said, "Neither. I am a fiddler."

  3. That's really funny. I love it!

  4. Debbie Leonard9:43 AM

    That is wonderful! As a Pre-K teacher I can vouch for that; all young children are scientists, and they are artists too. How great to have parents that let him know!