Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Smart boy...

Loving his new Science toys!

(For the past week he has been begging me to teach him to sew. He actually does it pretty well as long as he can remember to put the foot down. Funny boy.)
While I am down the stairs, taring down the mound of Christmas boxes, I hear the computer come on. I had left Oscar and Poppy contentedly playing "space ship" in the two boxes I allowed to escape the razor, before I went downstairs.
I holler up the stairs to Oscar "Oscar what are you doing?" (we have a "must ask mom" rule with the computer)
He yells back down "I want to check something!"
Me- "What?"
O-"I want to go to NPR."
Me- "Why do you want to go to NPR?"
O- "I want to listen to the story about the dinosaur museum we heard in the car yesterday."

How could a mother resist such a nerdy request?

I came up and he had the computer booted up and said "I just have to go to NPR, it will be there."
I then explained that within NPR (which we have set as our homepage) there are a lot of different programs and that I would need to find it. Funny thing is, I didn't even remember hearing it. I had to call Rick to see which program we were listening to. It is amazing what my kids catch onto and absorb.

Now the only thing I have to worry about is curbing his Nerd genetic (certainly they are not my genetics, but i probably didn't need to tell you that) tendencies so that he won't be socially backwards, rather more well-rounded.


Maren said...

That is a cute story. I am glad you wrote it down, it will be fun to share that story when Oscar gets older. I am sure he won't be social akward.

Also, I totally married a nerdy boy. I think they are the best.

Suzie-Q said...

I think it is great that O is learning to sew! that is a great skill I am getting a lot of use out of it. as for listening to NPR Rob does when I'm not around, I just like to listen to music when we have the radio on I hate listening to talking!

Old Warrior said...

well, he is sewing using a machine, and little boys (not so little as well) kind of like working with the mechanical stuff.
I wish that there were still radio programs like mystery theater--it was nice having those on every evening.

mummy said...

Like father like son.