Friday, April 9, 2010
The Hip Bone
We have some relatively suspect pastimes at our house. Some may label them square, nerdy, even dull as dishwater. But I'm here to argue there is something hip in helping your children identify the tibia and the fibula and the femur. Our boys take pride in their academic prowess, so I don't need to get all gasbag-ish on their behalf. But I will say this, I did discover they were putting puzzles together upside down. That is to say, putting the pieces together while looking at the brown paper back.
Evidently, the boys around here like a challenge. Which brings to mind -- as warm months and summer looms -- what will you do to keep your kids' brains working through the school break? I'd like to take an architectural tour of Chicago. But I know that is out of the question for the under 46" tall set. If they had their beating heart's desire we would be on a plane to LEGO-land. That's a possibility.
PS -- Did you notice Cooper's shirt. That is is absolute favorite shirt. I bought it directly after Halloween for about $1.