Zippy accompanied me to pick up Chloe from school this week. He usually isn’t with me for pick-up.

Chloe is attending a new school this year: City Hills Elementary. Oddly enough, there is another elementary school about 5 blocks away from her school. The other school is called West City Elementary. It’s odd that they are so close together.

After we picked Chloe up, we drove past West City Elementary. Zippy piped up from the backseat, “Is this still City Hills?”

“No,” I explained. And offered that it is odd for 2 schools to be so close together.

He agreed, but I could tell that there was something else on his mind. After a minute, he commented, “Shouldn’t this school be City Hills and the other one be West City?”

I was silent. I couldn’t believe he had so easily made such a profound observation — indeed, City Hills was west of West City Elementary! West City was not the west-most campus. Now, how in the world did he know which way was west??!!

I bragged and bragged on him for his observation. And when I asked him how in the world he knew which way west was?

“Well,” he thought. “I think west is left, isn’t it?”


Photo credit: queenscarlett.com

5 responses to this post.

  1. He is BRILLIANT!!!!


  2. Posted by Arlettia Sharp on October 18, 2012 at 7:50 AM

    You never know what kids are thinking and they are allot smarter than we give them credit for being. Way to go Zippy!


  3. Posted by Mary Mabry on October 19, 2012 at 4:45 PM

    HAHAHAHAHAHA!Only Zippy! Love that sweet boy!


  4. Posted by Kyle on November 23, 2012 at 9:38 PM

    Not to put YOU on the spot, but was west to the left? 🙂


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