When I was growing up, from the age of three to about 13 or so, I was absolutely obsessed with dinosaurs, So when this little boy discusses the eating habits of an Ankylosaurous vs. that of a Deinonychus, people are oo-ing and awe-ing over how he could possibly know these things. And I'm sitting there like, "psh, I bet he doesn't even know about the evidence against pack hunting found in a recent Yale University study." Stupid three year old.
Right around the age of 6, my family moved to San Diego, right in the path of the airport landing area. There was also a crazy amount of military aircraft constantly circling the air, and doing super sweet touch and go's. So naturally, my crazy love for dinosaurs then EVOLVED into an obsession for airplanes. (pats self on back).
For example, my second grade teacher, Mrs. Holland, was such a great teacher that I wanted to thank her after such a good year. We got caterpillars and grew them into butterflies, people - it was an amazing year. So what did I do? I drew a sweet picture of a squadron of ME 109's attacking a village. She was deeply moved, I could tell.
On a tangent, did you know that the A-10 Thunderbolt II is so sturdy that it can actually lose a piece of its wing and still operate effectively? The 30mm Avenger cannon on the front of it has earned it the creative name, "Tank Buster".
One word: Bu-GOW!
So I guess the point of the story is that when MY little one gets a little older, I can only HOPE that he's interested in awesome boy things. The following is a list of pre-approved things that are awesome:
- Rocket Ships
- Forts and their corresponding structural integrity
- History is OK as long as it's military history
- Race Cars
Not that there's anything wrong with Pokemon and Elmo, but...just sayin'