December 6, 2005


Parents insist their `Indigo children' can see the future (MICHAEL CORONADO, 12/05/05, The Orange County Register)

It was a typical kids' birthday party at Chuck E. Cheese. Pizza, games and noise.

But when Carolyn Kaufman was getting her daughter, Ariel Carreno, ready to go, Ariel had an unusual request.

"Mom, we need to take an orange," Ariel said.

"Why?" Carolyn asked.

Carolyn explained that this was a pizza party, and that an orange would probably be out of place.

But when Ariel insisted, Carolyn grabbed an orange and took it to the party. For Carolyn's family, what seems odd isn't odd at all.

Kaufman believes Ariel can see the future.

So Ariel carried her orange into Chuck E. Cheese. The party went just as planned. The kids ate pizza. The kids played games. The parents endured the noise.

Then, the birthday girl asked for the strangest thing.

An orange.

It's moments like this that has Kaufman convinced. She's a mom - like so many other parents - who believes her children are different than other kids.

Carolyn Kaufman believes she is the mother of three "Indigo children."

Indigo advocates believe that many children born after 1975 possess an Indigo-color aura around them and unique almost supernatural traits. To the rest of the world, these kids may appear to be unruly and their parents may have gone overboard in the coddling of their children. Indigo kids bristle at authority and have little patience. Their advocates say they act like royalty and have no guilt. Simple acts, like waiting in lines, drive them crazy. Their parents are sure they can see the future and talk to angels.

These parents need to be renditioned.

Posted by Orrin Judd at December 6, 2005 2:03 PM

My kids were born after 1975, and they can't see the future. They are perpetually surprised when they do poorly on exams wthey have not studdied for.

Posted by: Robert Schwartz at December 6, 2005 2:18 PM

Right now the line for next Sunday has the Jets at +3 vs. Oakland . What do these kids think of that?

Posted by: Carter at December 6, 2005 2:33 PM

No self-respecting Eastern European country would take these brats.

Posted by: Melissa at December 6, 2005 2:37 PM

I was born in 1946. Tomorrow I'm going to have a root canal. I going to predict that it will hurt afterwards.

Posted by: AllenS at December 6, 2005 2:39 PM

Only a fool believes time is linear anyways.

Posted by: BJW at December 6, 2005 2:42 PM

"Indigo Kids" sure does sound more impressive than what they used to be called — "Spoiled Brats".

I love ancedotes like that the one with the orange. Betcha Mom doesn't remmber the dozens of other times the so-called predictions never came to be, or better yet, the vast majority of times things that weren't predicted didn't happen. It's a 2x2 matrix, and we only really remember the cases in one of the cells.

There are other explanations for this, like she knows her friend likes oranges and it's rare to find fresh fruit at a Chuck E. Cheese. (Or anything that the FDA would call "food", for that matter.) Or it's a setup, a prearranged collusion to put one over on Mom, who does seem to epitomize gullibility. But no, children are always innocent and honest, right?

A friend of mine claims we are entering a new Dark Age, in that since the '60s, the amount of ignorance and superstition and sheer stupidity per capita has been steadily rising.

Posted by: Raoul Ortega at December 6, 2005 2:56 PM

America's future sociopathic personalities.

Posted by: Tom C., Stamford,Ct. at December 6, 2005 3:11 PM

America's future in sociopathic personalities.

Posted by: Tom C., Stamford,Ct. at December 6, 2005 3:13 PM


What's up with the comments? They go through, they don't go through. It may only be me but it's annoying.

Posted by: Tom C., Stamford,Ct. at December 6, 2005 3:28 PM

Raoul your young friend is right about the new dark age beginning in the 60's. I've been writing about that for a some years now.

As the older generation dies off, and the third generation of dumbed down victims of the public schools will, in a few short years, be loosed upon the land to spawn an even dumber fourth generation, only a tiny elite will know, what we think of today, as common knowledge and they will have to rule the masses with cartoons and ever more simplistic television programming.

Posted by: erp at December 6, 2005 5:10 PM

OH, geez, Vodkapundit posted something on education yesterday.

Learning to Lose?
Our Education System Isn't Ready for a World of Competition

Posted by: Sandy P at December 6, 2005 5:39 PM

"Indigo aura, supernatural traits"--One wishes we could stick to serious articles, like the one about the horse.

erp's prediction should remind us that what we are seeing in elementary school are the children of the childen of secular education. It is hard to be even as optimistic as she, for these vegetables, who, as we recall, believe in anything, will be able to maintain neither our freedom nor our prosperity

Posted by: Lou Gots at December 6, 2005 5:48 PM

It must be the Themerisol.

Posted by: David Cohen at December 6, 2005 6:01 PM

Any bets on whether the two kids worked the orange thing out before hand? Sound like a bunch of confidence tricksters to me, and the idiot parents are perfect dupes.

Posted by: Jim in Chicago at December 6, 2005 7:52 PM

You don't think the Harry Potter craze has anything to do with this, do you?

Posted by: Robert Duquette at December 6, 2005 8:54 PM

My 6 year old twins both insisted that they wouldn't have to pay for lunch at school today! I know by 3:30 whether or not they're "indigo kids".

Posted by: Dave W at December 8, 2005 10:35 AM