Light Notes

Youngings know to invest and worship

I always thought I was smarter than a fifth grader.

Now, it turns out that I may not be smarter than a kindergartener.

Two of them -- backseat drivers, no less -- were happy this past weekend to show they knew everything I’d forgotten.

“Grandma Lucy, that’s the third time we’ve had to tell you which button to push!” Hailey reminded me as I searched for the power control to open their subdivision’s electronic gate.

“Yes!” called Hunter from the backseat of their mom’s van. “You should remember that by now.”

Sigh. They were right, the little smarty pants.

Wouldn’t you know, just about the time you get them out of Pampers, they’re into proving that everything YOU need to know they’ve learned in kindergarten.

Lately, I’ve been running into quite a few smart kids.

Some of them have been on my In SteppeTV program for KNTW. Such as the Beatty Brothers -- David, Devin and Deric, ranging from ages 8 to 16 -- who already have written and published their first book, Pulling Weeds to Picking Stocks.

I should have asked for their advice about the stock market earlier!

Really, it doesn’t hurt for older folks to pay attention to the young ones. They’ve got some bright ideas. And from what I can see, they’re going to lead us in the right direction.

Why, just this past Sunday, the twins and I entered the church door, and then they excitedly raced ahead. “Grandma Lucy, hurry! We don’t want to miss anything!”

Like I said. Kids are awfully smart these days.