This story is so funny to me. It just goes to show how much of a culture difference there is.

When I was 5 in kindergarten, I was being taught to read. I loved it. My parents weren’t aware of this. One day I was sitting on my dad’s shoulders as we walked to a parade and reading out the street names as we passed. That’s how they found out I was reading. They gave me a book of my cousin to test it, yup, I was reading.

They completely freaked out and pulled me out of that school. See, in our system kids are ‘supposed’ to learn to read after they turn 6. I was ‘supposed’ to be a child and play, focusing on social skills. They were convinced that me reading at 5 was robbing me of some of my wild and free childhood.

It didn’t work though, I was forever turned into a book worm. (I’m joking, I’m sure school had very little to do with that)

Writer of fiction, blogs and erotica. Frequency in that order. Popularity in reverse.

Get the Medium app

A button that says 'Download on the App Store', and if clicked it will lead you to the iOS App store
A button that says 'Get it on, Google Play', and if clicked it will lead you to the Google Play store