What Do You Do When Your Kid Is Smarter Than You Are?

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Home Inspector with Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC 3380-000723

I still have a little one at home who believes in Santa.

For one reason or another she procrastinated going to see him until today.

This morning she woke up very upset.  She had been thinking.  "Isn't it Christmas now on the other side of the world?"

(I have to say, the International Date Line would NEVER have occurred to me as a child... curses geography class!)

"Yes," I said, "it is."

"Then there's no point in going to the mall to see Santa.  He is not there today."

"But there will be a helper there."

"He is an impostor.  I only want to speak to Santa."

Okay!  Think quick.  What do you do?  You are free to help me at the end of this post!

Thinking I am very quick I said, "Santa understands that some children have the holiday tradition of seeing him on Christmas Eve.  So the helpers at the malls are all special helpers that have the ability to communicate with him after the children talk to them."

She isn't buying it.  "Then how does he make what they ask for?"

This kid is far smarter than I was at that age.

This kid is far smarter than I am at this age!!

What do you do when your kid is smarter than you are?

Any ideas?

Quick?

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Based in Bristow, serving all of Northern Virginia.

Office (703) 330-6388   Cell (703) 585-7560

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Lynda Eisenmann
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Hey Jay,

Too darn funny! Sorry I don't have anything to offer, don't think I could keep up with this kid...Good luck Dad.

Dec 24, 2008 02:24 AM #1
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Steven Wright
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That is really funny. Kids are pretty sharp.

Dec 24, 2008 02:26 AM #2
Rainmaker
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Kids are very intelligent.  Never under estimate the power of their thoughts!

Dec 24, 2008 02:32 AM #3
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Lynda, Steven and Tony - yeah, this is a good one.  "This is one fine pickle you've gotten us into..."  (Hardy to Stanley)

Dec 24, 2008 02:35 AM #4
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Pat Champion
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I know what you mean-my daughter has finally turned the age when believing is soon to fade.  Good luck and Happy Holiday's.

Dec 24, 2008 02:46 AM #5
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Thanks Pat!  It's tough on the margin...

Dec 24, 2008 03:38 AM #6
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James Quarello
JRV Home Inspection Services, LLC - Wallingford, CT
Connecticut Home Inspector

Jay, I have two that are young enough to believe. The older one is showing signs of doubt. Next Christmas should be interesting. My advice, PUNT!

Dec 24, 2008 06:56 AM #7
Rainer
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Kids think differently and sometime, they might really outsmart adults. How old is the little one? I guess it is just time to know the truth.

Dec 24, 2008 07:14 AM #8
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

James - I did!  We went to the movies!

Huiting - Santa is the truth!  It is ME!!

Dec 24, 2008 08:06 AM #9
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Charles Buell
Charles Buell Inspections Inc. - Seattle, WA
Seattle Home Inspector

Jay, at every stage my kids always proved smarter than me----it is best just to flat out lie:)

Dec 24, 2008 09:21 AM #10
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Charles - I punted.  She did not want to go to the mall.  I told her that if Santa knows whether she has been naughty or nice, he also knows what she wants for Christmas.  We went to the moves!*

All the other kids are bigger, and smarter, than I...  and no longer home.  This one is a late arrival bouquet.

* "Bolt" is great, by the way.  My favorite character - Rhino... he's the hamster in the round, plastic ball.

Dec 24, 2008 10:20 AM #11
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Jack Gilleland
Home Inspection and Investor Services, Clayton - Clayton, OH

Scary isn't it.  Now I've even got grandkids smarter than me.  It just keeps getting more challenging all the time.  Happy Holidays.

Dec 24, 2008 05:45 PM #12
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Jay Markanich
Jay Markanich Real Estate Inspections, LLC - Bristow, VA
Home Inspector - servicing all Northern Virginia

Jack - That's where I turn for IT services... Have a merry, merry!

Dec 24, 2008 08:19 PM #13
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