What Did She Mean?

“I know that’s valued in your family,”
a friend observed when I described the scene.
I’d asked a 5 year-old his strategy
for taking 7 units from 19.
(He broke the puzzle down into its parts,
and added 2 to 10.) What did she mean?
Does her clan not appreciate the darts
of brilliance children show? How can that be?
Indeed, they’re valued in my family.

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