Mama Diaries

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Gifted

My daughter is a typical teenager.  She always has the music cranked up in her room, and when she's not in her room, she has earbuds in her ears listening to iPod music.

This evening, she came downstairs rapping to one of Nicki Minaj's songs.  I couldn't understand a darn word she was saying.  (I probably didn't want to , either.)

"How the heck do you learn that stuff?  It sounds like a bunch of jibberish," I said.

"I learned it all in two hours."

"Two hours?"  I couldn't believe it, because there's no way I could learn it in two hundred years. "You should spend that time on your school work," I said.

"But Mom," she said.  "I is already doing fine in school.  I is gifted."

Yeah, you is!

22 comments:

  1. I can truly relate. My boys are the same way. they know all the words to a song, but ask them to spend 20 minutes reading and it's like pulling teeth.Eeerrrr!

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  2. My grown up sons can recite entire scripts from certain shows and movies! Seriously, how do they do it??!!!

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    1. I have no idea. I guess it's about whatever is important to them.

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  3. OMG! Oh, boy... yes I can relate! Kimbra is what I hear morning and night! The oldest, my son introduced the youngest, my girl to Kimbra! That is all I hear..I like Kimbra, but...I'm cranking up some oldies in the living room~ Kimbra needs a vacation, lol

    Cute post!

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  4. Somethings just stick in your head and you remember what you heard or read. Making the me is right be said day or night.

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    1. Yeah, the issue though, is making sure the right things get stuck in your head.

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    1. Haha! But I'm not going to tell her that!

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  6. Ha! "I is gifted." <- Gotta love it.

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  7. I had to youtube Nicki Minaj and then realized they've been playing her songs on the radio all the time. Either I is growing old or I is living under the rock. :)

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    1. No you is not. You's just has some class. ;)

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  8. I used to do the same thing - listen to a song over and over until I had it memorized. I love how she says she is gifted, and I'm sure she is.

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  9. My son was the same way when he was in school. He could rattle of sports stats for different players, but he couldn't do that when it came to homework. It was frustrating.

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  10. I always say to the kids, if only you could remember your school work in the same way, imagine what good grades you'd score? They simply give me that "blank look"... LOL

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