dwj-digest (Diana Wynne Jones) V1 #745

Irina Rempt irina at valdyas.org
Tue Nov 11 16:39:20 EST 2003

On Tuesday 11 November 2003 22:24, Sarah wrote:

(I wrote:)

> > We don't intend to stop reading aloud; if we were that kind of
> > people, we'd have stopped when they learned to read on their own
> > :-)
> >
> >    Irina
> I'd like to do that if I had children.
> Sometimes I think 'Oo-er, what if I had a child and it was
> handicapped somehow...' and then think 'Oo-er, what if I had a child
> and it didn't like silly books and animals?' The latter is much
> scarier.
> I mean, if I spawned a rationalist mathematician, I wouldn't know
> what to *do* with it.

I used to think 'what if I had a child and it was stupid?' Fortunately, 
all of ours turned out reasonably bright. Handicapped wouldn't have 
been as bad, I think, as 'normal' and dim.


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