Julian said to me one day,
"Whenever I get bored at school I work on a philosophy book I'm writing."
Me: "You're writing a book on philosophy?"
"It's not really a book on philosophy. It's more like a book on Julian. [ha] I talk about the hypothetical, the theoretical, and the real. I take one thing, like how that fan is spinning. That's the real. And then I think, what would happen if..*gestures to ceiling*... in this situation, a gear popped out of alignment. That's hypothetical. Then I think, in theory, there's a gear that turns the paddles up there. It's not necessarily real. But it's plausible. It's a theory. And if the gear popped, that would stop the fan."
Does anyone have ideas for me regarding what direction to best point this kid toward? Anyone else's 12-year-old like this? Please advise.