Thursday, March 5, 2009

Shameless Bragging

Claire surprised us the other day. We have this game:


It's a puzzle where you fit all the different shaped pieces of balls together to create a rectangle shape. The directions have partial creations where you then figure out how to fill in the remainder of the pieces. Does that make any sense? Let's zoom in on the age recommendation:


She loves to play with this game. She's still technically 4 years old, though nearing 5. But that wasn't the surprise. That's just mildly amusing. What surprised us is when she picked it up without looking at any clues and did this from memory:

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Then after I made that video, she was anxious to demonstrate this pyramid from memory too:

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Huh. It's like she has a good memory or something... Sheesh! What a geek. I don't think that's normal, is it? Maybe I'm just blinded by my parental status. But coming from geeks like M and me I'm pretty sure she's doomed to a life of nerdy freak status. It's just a shame to see it start so early...

8 comments:

Bart said...

I'M impressed. Claire has a bright future. A bright, brilliant future.

Liz H. said...

welcome to the nerd world, claire. we are waiting with open arms :)

Kristi said...

Seriously Claire is a genius.

Leann said...

I love how she puts her hand on her temple when she's thinking.
And yes, she is doomed, but we'll do our best to help her find another engineer to marry. ;)

m said...

oh wow. so smart and beautiful. that's going to be hard to argue with...

Leann said...

I just realized... she's getting ready for some good solid CAEDM multi-player tetris!

Kristen Duke said...

wow, thats pretty cool. never heard of that game, but my kids would probably enjoy it--though probably won't be so good so fast.

Sara said...

Impressive! I have another game she might like that will get her thinkin'. It's called Rush Hour. You can find it pretty easily online. Check it out!