I stare at my kiddo a lot. He's adorable; how could you not? This morning I was staring at him and wondering what he's going to be like when he grows up, what kind of character he will develop. I know all parents want things for their children. They want them to be smart, happy, successful, better off than they are. This morning I thought about what I want for my son.
I want my child to be curious. Curiosity leads to questions and questions lead to problem solving and creativity and knowing things. All those eventually lead to intelligence and understanding. All of the smartest people I know are also very curious (with maybe the exception of George, who was a good little monkey, haha). I hope that my child will to want to know everything, to be interested in the world around him, and to constantly ask questions: why is the sky blue, how much water will the bath tub hold, who invented the refrigerator, what is the difference between baking soda and baking powder, where do butterflies come from, when do the red crabs make their migration across Christmas Island...everything. Wanting to know everything is the first step toward actually knowing everything. Or at least enough to make you happy.