# Kid Writes Letter To Mom From Summer Camp [Pic]

Submitted by: fancylad 7 years ago in
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Looks like someone"s been playing with the poison ivy too.
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Male 4,393
eeeeewwwwwwwww XO
Female 2,352
Male 300

Male 582
Female 4,376
eggs...eggs....EGGS!
Male 112
umm... what the drat? I looked at the picture and thought it was amusing how he wrote p-nus, and looked down and people were having a one-up contest. How the... what? If cats lived on a planet filled with laser pointers and string, they`d be more focused than this.
Male 35
Duffy, Why did Beethoven hate chickens?
Because they go bach bach bach.
Male 5,194
Oh YEAH?!? Well I was performing Taylor series expansions for variational calculus at THREE while flying a helicopter and playing Bach`s "Chaconne" on the violin!
Male 4,546
"Did your parents teach you how to do them, or were you just naturally gifted? Learning to read age 2, fair enough I did also as did many people, but QUADRATIC EQUATIONS AT FIVE YEARS OLD?!"

Sorry a little clarification. My sis was 5 when I taught her. That would make me... 15-16 ish.

She was smart, and I noticed this, so I was explaining some stuff to her to see how much she understood.

I`m a pretty good teacher though too.
Female 285
In my class in elementary school the teacher thought a group of us were too advanced for the usual stuff, so she put us in a small room with higher-level math homework. We finished it in five minutes and spent the rest of the time making faces into what we thought was the two-way mirror. It was a window into the classroom. Fail XD.
Female 3,726
You know how I learned the quadratic equation??? To the tune of the Michigan Fight Song...

x equals negative b plus or minus root quantity b squared minus four a c divide that all by two a

OOOOHHHH YEEAA!

...god, I`m a nerd...

And I learned to read by the age of 2 as well. Education was very important in my household. We didn`t have any video games and we weren`t allowed to watch TV during the week!
Male 14,331
Oh ya well....I stopped sh!*ting my pants at 2 and was able to do c0*k pushups by 4.
Male 2,220
When I first went to primary school (probably 4 so no biggy) my first teacher was surprised and impressed when I read to her a book without any of the usual hesitation most of my compadres displayed.

The fact I`d been read to every night and knew that particular book off by heart didn`t occur to her.

It was chicken licken - so it wasn`t exactly a stretch to memorise :)
Male 2,548
DraxxorT, Um....*scratches head* you got me there. Good point.
Male 748
My school doesn`t teach me at a high enough level. :| In maths I need to be doing at least Upper Sixth work really but I`m doing Year 10 stuff.

In primary school I had an awesome teacher in Years 2, 5 & 6 strangely who had me doing Year 6 work in Year 2. :) That was good.
Male 78
Geogyspsy: How are we to come to terms with who someone "really is" if not through what they do, which is, in large part, just the effects of their abilities. There is no "real person" underneath. A person is the summation of their abilities, their actions, and even their looks, and to discount any of those elements as not being the "real person" denies part of who they are. Sure, you shouldn`t judge anyone based only on any one element of their persona, but denying integral parts of their being to find their "true self" seems like the silly side of psychobabble.
Female 2,509
ma p-nus lol
Male 126
I love the fact that the parents thought it was funny enough to post it on the internet!
Male 2,548
"The prodigies often develop severe mental problems and end up killing themselves in despair." -gorgack

`where`d you think up that little gem of a thought? I seriously, SERIOUSLY doubt this is true.`- psychgeek

I can see how life would be depressing as an advanced child. The simple act of bonding with children one`s own age would be understimulating which may create some obstacles in having a regular social life.
I`m sure that you know how important meaningful interaction is to our mental state.

Gorgack has already pointed out that it can also lead people to have unreasonable expectations or idolize the child. No one wants to be on a pedestal.

Imagine what it would be like to feel as if people appreciate you only because of your abilities and not because of the person you are.
(Especially as a child who is intellectually stellar but emotionally normal for their age)
Male 2,548
I`m not saying that it`s like this for all of them but it can and has happened. I also don`t know if suicide rates are higher in child prodiges but one needn`t read a study to determine that some of the pressures a young genius can confront are downright traumatic.
Male 160
whats wrong with eggs
Female 249
"And also even if parents do teach there children it doesn`t mean they will pik it up me and my sister had the same way of being taught to read, but aged 8 my sister still struggles so you can`t blame it all on the parents."

Obviously their is the odd one out sometimes, but most kids can be taught to read early.

"but QUADRATIC EQUATIONS AT FIVE YEARS OLD?! "

Why not? The way I was taught was "If i have one apple, then another apple, how many apples do I have?

Apple + Apple = 2 Apple

Or if we want to get into algebra...

A + A = 2A

I actually used to do that as a kid all the time with those questions.

One apple times 5 = Y amount of apples?

1a x 5 = Y
5a = Y

I would have 5 apples.

If you can grasp the basics like the above, it`s not that hard to take the next step and put it into a quadratic form, even at a young age. :|
Male 2,893
I imagine a kid with a British accent saying this with a piano playing softly in the back-ground.
Female 1,798
"The prodigies often develop severe mental problems and end up killing themselves in despair."

where`d you think up that little gem of a thought? I seriously, SERIOUSLY doubt this is true.
Male 4,680
"I taught my sis how to solve quadratic equations at 5."
...

Did your parents teach you how to do them, or were you just naturally gifted? Learning to read age 2, fair enough I did also as did many people, but QUADRATIC EQUATIONS AT FIVE YEARS OLD?!

That said there was that kid that was a surgeon at 11 years old. Extreme child prodigies like that are usually very sad; there was this one girl who was playing all sorts of songs on the violin when she was around 4. In a later interview she mentioned how her mum said "If you don`t learn these songs on the violin, I won`t love you anymore" which is just despicable. The prodigies often develop severe mental problems and end up killing themselves in despair.
Male 255
How does "Day 5 of camp" equate to 5 years old?
Male 6,693
Eggs.
Male 255
My son started reading in the womb. My wife would lie legs akimbo for hours in front of Plato`s Republic (or Camu for light relief) which my son would translate into Sanskrit and trace out on her swollen abdomen.
Incidently, he was born reciting Pi to an original score which he played out on a ukelele he`d fashioned from the placenta
Female 136
I read harry potter before my fifth birthday, it took me a while, but i did it.
And also even if parents do teach there children it doesn`t mean they will pik it up me and my sister had the same way of being taught to read, but aged 8 my sister still struggles so you can`t blame it all on the parents.
Female 249
I agree with Baalthazaq.

I could do basic reading at 2-3. Most of my peers when I started school did not even know the alphabet. Why? Their parents were lazy drats who never took the time to teach them.

Kids can learn a lot faster then you think. Nor should you rely on a school (especially the pooty public schooling offered to most kids) to teach them at an adequate rate. I was bored through primary, and most of highschool. VCE (years 11-12 of school in VIC) is so far the only interesting thing I have done, that actually also requires work to pass. It is good fun.
Male 467
@Baalthazaq
Indeed, after reading a thread at the forum at xkcd.com I saw that a large number of people knew how to read at age four and above (lower was rare, but there were some).
Male 4,546
@People arguing over the age of writing:
I could read since the age of 2.
I taught my sis how to solve quadratic equations at 5.

Treating kids as if they were stupid, or treating them as if the "accepted level" is a good level, is usually a bad idea.
Male 197
I bet instead of saying "eggs" he says "aiggs".
I know people who do that and it does irritate the hell out of me.
Male 497
wash>wipe

before u eat u wash ur hands or u wiipe them?
Male 1,299
I`m curious at how he says the word "eggs."
Male 12,138
[quote]@ Gerry1of1 hate to tell you but both my kids started writeing when they were 4 my son is 5 now and my girl is 7 btw she is reading on a 4th grade lvl kids can read write ect earley if parents actualy work with them btw my girl is a better speller than me too lol[/quote]
You don`t say?
Male 15,832
BTW, I`m getting a bit tired of "Waiting for api.ak.facebook.com." I`m just sayin`...
Male 192
@ Gerry1of1 hate to tell you but both my kids started writeing when they were 4 my son is 5 now and my girl is 7 btw she is reading on a 4th grade lvl kids can read write ect earley if parents actualy work with them btw my girl is a better speller than me too lol
Male 351
Man, stuff is always taken from gawker isn`t it?
Male 423
Female womb has what? Oh yeah, eggs.
Female 3,828
LOL so awesome!
Male 9,305
Hey guys! Guys! Guys guys guys! Guess what!

Eggs!
Male 40,207
cndman15, Age 5 is presumed since {if it`s real} the kid cannot write himself and an adult wrote what he dictated. Notice the childish signature vs the handwriting of the note... 1st graders age 6 can write a note, that makes him 5 or less.

No, I did not spend a lot of time thinking about that... my mind just makes leaps to the end conclusion without thinking ... as you can probably tell from many of my posts! haha
Male 41,079
Oh yeah... EGGS!!!
Male 41,079
vv What makes you think he`s 5? Lolz! The printing looks older, perhaps 8-10 y.o.
Male 1,598
Those two marshmallows and the sausages roasting over a fire... Notice the symbolism.
Male 328
gerry who the hell said he was 5...?
Male 559
I got poison ivy on me penis once. It was not fun. I guess I had the oils on my hands and then went to the bathroom. I never told anyone.
Male 1,815
P-nus actually seems like a pretty realistic thing for a kid to right, kind of like a phonetic spelling, since you just pronounce the P on it`s own.

It`s still fake though
Male 40,207
If this is actually real then ..... what the hell is any parent sending a 5 year old off to camp? He`s way too freaking young. Isn`t letting someone else raise them for you at day care enough? You gotta ship them off all summer long, too?
Male 914
"Dear mom,

Day 5 is going really great. I r ghey. My p-nis doesn`t hurt but my pooper is sore. My new friends hate it when i say vayjay so I am trying not to.

Male 473
good call defiythelie
Male 230
This letter is fake, just look at the g in gone, and the y and g in trying and saying they do not match the sloppy hand writing of the other letters. Also no kid is going to right p-nus, kids dont censor themselves like that, ever see kids say the darnedest things?
Male 25,416
wow, thats just wierd!
Male 2,868
I`m thinking he says eggs compulsively. This letter reminds me of some of the kids with Asperger`s and other mild forms of Autism that I used to take care of.
Male 4,393
eeeeewwwwwwwww XO
Male 196
I think people tend to over "anal-ize" these things that are supposed to make us s-s-s-sm..laugh...

I bet people are wondering if I really s-s-stutter.
Female 1,584
lmao, p-nus
Male 3,310
Considering the "p-nus", he may have a learning disability. So there may also be an enunciation problem. He may say "ay-ggs". Or as elkingo has suggested, perhaps he has this hangup with body parts and does not want to refer to anything by it`s proper name and his huevos were chapped. Or maybe he was talking about his `A-nus` and there are even more troubles here. Perhaps he was tripping on acid and not really at camp. Either way, we can be fairly certain that this kid received greater than zero wedgies that week.
Female 1,181
lol, letters from camp are the best.
Male 5,620
I think he was saying "eggs" in reference to his sack.
Male 772
Robben* and it was pure luck. I hate that guy >:(

Still, HUP HOLLAND!
Male 2,703
"teach us how to head the ball."

Robbin had a pretty good faceball goal...
Female 3,598
P-nus... i`m using this from now on...
Male 7,378
lol @ Gerry1of1
Male 397
HOLLAND!!!
Male 48
Echo-Go Netherlands! If you have a chance could you send someone over to teach us how to head the ball.
Male 5,314
hello mother
hello father
Male 2,424
Hey, eggs! there is eggs! nothing wrong with eggs! saying a word eggs! a lot, leave the eggs! kid alone...eggs!

Male 422
That`s weird my genital herpes make meget that same rash, hmm.
Male 15,510
He is living such a random life
Male 40,207
P.S. The camp councelor is really nice. He checks my P-nus ever day. Sometimes twice! And he kisses it to make it better so don`t worry, Mom.
Male 2,703
"why would anyone say eggs a lot??"

kids say annoying things like that, glad his friends didn`t find it funny and thus he`ll stop it. my nephew said "chicken pot-pie" to almost anything you asked him for over 6 months, he also says his name like he`s a pokemon...btw he`s 11.

for his rash, it was probably a chafing problem from not showering at camp, not uncommon for first year campers; hopefully not friction burn from being at home alone prior to camp, if you catch my drift
Male 11,739
This is the "I have no life and no friends" camp? If not, it will be for him.
Male 2,748
why would anyone say eggs a lot??
Male 7,839
Â¿que?
Female 1,593
LOL P-nus.
Female 470
Why is this poor child sticking his p-nus in poison ivy?
Male 558
LMAO @ "p-nus"
Male 20,987
Link: Kid Writes Letter To Mom From Summer Camp [Pic] [Rate Link] - Looks like someone`s been playing with the poison ivy too.