If this is true, my kids are the poster children, hence why I was drawn to this quote. They do some crazy stuff. They say some very funny things. They do some very weird things. I like to blame it on their smartness, creativity and imagination. I love taking credit for it–because I am super good at letting them do/try just about anything. (Lots of humility there, right? HA!) I guess that makes me the poster child of the lenient moms. I don’t mind dirt, weird contraptions, cooking concoctions, coloring on their bodies, bizarre outfit choices, etc. I chalk it all up to learning. Hence why I love homeschooling. I figure the more experiences you have the more you learn and remember. And aren’t connections and recall half the battle with smartness? (Hmm, bad sign, it took me three or four minutes to think of those words.)
I ran across this quote on Pinterest. But tonight, I looked up Hunter S. Thompson, apparently the father of gonzo journalism. I went down his rabbit hole on the internet for awhile. I read a bit of his memoir that this quote came from, which actually is, “Weird behavior is natural in smart children, as curiosity is in a kitten.” He seems to have embodied this quote as a child, and as an adult, and became a fascinating person.
I want my kids to be fascinating. I want their talents unwrapped in a glorious profusion of celebration. I want them to live up to the hype God promised when He designed them. And if that means we must be weird, weird we will be!