15 February 2009

Boys Can Cook and Build Legos

Lazy day, tis Sunday.

My boys are happily building the lego Millenium Falcon at the dining table. They are so engrossed in legos and Mr Coffee has tubs (no joke) of legos to keep them happy. All of our dining tables come with a lego-building 8 and 10 year old, if only to contend with the boys' older sister who is in need of puzzle making space.

I am in constant awe of my boys and their apparent on-board sound cards that were installed since birth. They make noises I could only replicate with a sound mixer and a Howard Stern Fart Machine.

How do boys do this?

Girls are not this way at all. Girls are never engrained with this type of "sound" DNA. Their DNA is used up on loving all things Princess-ey, sorting Polly Pocket shoes, and swaddling anything that is baby-sized. I even caught my 5 year old wrapping a blanket around a can of v8, "Oh, baby..you want a bottle?" I did not teach her this skill. I'm telling you, mothering instinct is engrained and imprinted in her female DNA.

Don't get me started on how I'm nurturing these ingrained instincts and genderless is best. How about allowing children to pick even if it is considered part of a traditional gender role? Letting them pick and choose their interests goes both ways. Girls can like legos and cars as much as they like baking. I'm not raising them to be different (like everyone else is different=same). I'm raising them to pursue their interests. Enough said, I'm getting ranty.

Sundays around our house = family time. As for me, I can sleep in on Sunday mornings and additionally, Mr Coffee makes me breakfast in bed (a BOY who COOKS). He's sweet like that. I could go on about Mr Coffee's sweetness, but my blog would get very long and you would require a root canal or some insulin.

School is going well and Mr Coffee is picking up the slack...or should I say picking up the vacuum in my absence. I just wish I had more time to write on my blog.

I've had (several) acquaintances that have expressed my schooling is unnecessary when I could be making better use of my time. Then I dare them to come closer so I can rip off their arms and beat them with the bloody stumps.

Really....I'm not offended. It is important for me to pursue my dreams and goals to uncover my full purpose in life. Isn't that what we all want? Purpose may or may not come with a big salary in the end, but who cares? I don't. In other words, if I am called to be a radiologist, EMT, or bookseller, I will not stoop to be President or the next Mother Theresa. Purpose trumps the almighty dollar and/or fame everyday of the week and twice on Sunday. 

I'm off to hanging out with the kids and watch some Smallville with Mr Coffee. It's a nice reprieve from text books and construction demo. Over and out...

PS. I will be doing my 4th annual Mullet contest this month!! More to info coming this week....

25 comments:

Janie said...

Girl, glad you're doing well in school and at home!

Can't wait on the mullet contest!

Millie said...

Who on earth would give you grief about going to college? How silly. Exactly what better use could you make of your time than becoming better educated and learning a skill that will help you earn an income? What should you be doing instead - giving birth to illegitimate octuplets?

Amen on Legos and lazy Sundays. You should see all the dead people I added to my file today.

(Well, not literally)

Ian said...

Few things make me happier than LEGO. Be sure to tell your boys that I'm 37 and still have them and use them. Oh, and my webcomic is LEGO and kid-friendly. My kids love it.

http://ianthealy.comicgenesis.com

Heffalump said...

Those people are just jealous that you are going to school AND that you have great hair. Haters!
Ah, the mullet contest...I will have to dig around and see if I can find my one mullet pic I didn't use last year!

coltempo said...

going back to school never hurt anyone...and in these times, a little added education will most likely give you an edge!

McBunni said...

Yay...the mullet contest! I can't wait!

The Doozie said...

I've been invited to an 80's party on Feb 20. This should be gooooood...I just went to the Goodwill yesterday to outfit myself in true 80's fashion.

Dapoppins said...

I think you are awesome for going to school...

and I love that your dining table come equipped with kids. Where do you buy those? I am thinking I want the one with the baby that has the spaghetti bowl on his head.

Jaina said...

How dare those people suggest such a thing. They should be slapped. I think it's fabulous that you're in school. You're totally going to rock radiology! :)

Skerrib said...

I'm a big fan of school. You are very gracious--I'd be more along the beating-with-bloody-stumps response. Good on ya.

ancient one said...

Don't let anyone rain on your dreams.. school is for helping you to be and do all you dream of becoming. Lazy Sundays and legos go together.

Erin said...

Happy to hear school is going well and that you are getting help from Mr. Coffee at home :) Miss you around here.

Danielle Says Hello said...

Getting an education is never futile...it is the one thing that no one can ever take away from you...ever...no matter what happens in your life!!!! It's all yours earned with your brilliant mind and your determination...and it will open so many doors that you have yet to even dream of....as the cliche goes...you go girl!!!!

R said...

Good to read you. Glad school is going well. Those people are idiots.

sarahgrace said...

Can I say big resounding "WHAT!!!??" to the people who are saying school is futile. Seriously, "what???"
Futile is the farthest thing going to school to be a radiologist is. It's probably one of the few jobs that is actually secure at the moment, being one that is always in need. But you know that.
I think you're awesome for going to school too, and knowing what it is that you want to do. (Because I think that is a whole lot harder than going to school, myself.)

We rock the Star Wars legos here too. My boys would flip over the Millennium Falcon!

Anne said...

Legos feel really good when you step on them in the middle of the night.

Jo Beaufoix said...

Sounds like you're all doing fabulous. Sorry I've been so absent hon. It's been mad but I'm getting there. Glad school's ok, and you are so right about boys and their built in sound effects.

Dapoppins said...

Mullet contest? What is a mullet? Is it like a pullet?

Dapoppins said...

Hey, I just realized your bloggy blog does not have three coloms...colons...call-ums.

WHAT EVER.

Dapoppins said...

YOU TOLD Doozie what the dr. said before you told me?

Heck, why did you let a dr. diagnose you anyway?

Do you want a pill. They make everything better!

oooooeeeee look. UNICORNS!

Foo said...

In utero on-board sound cards? That's brilliant!

Boy, do I ever know what you mean about not having time to blog. When I started my joint in 2005, my job was very different. I had time to breathe between crises, and took advantage of the breaks to read you guys' blogs and regurge a posting or two of my own.

But no more. It's non-stop from the time I boot up at 6:30 or so until... well, whenever I get to leave. Don't get me wrong; I have time when I get home in the evenings, but my "brian" is fried, and my brain has had little time during the day to ponder weird and interesting aspects of the world we live in.

Pretty sad when the most interesting post I've made in months came because someone ripped off my credit card number.

Good show on the schooling, BTW. I finally talked Turtle into taking some web tech classes, and I couldn't be prouder of the way she's taken to it.

Uncle Joe said...

tell me who these acquaintances are and exactly what they said.

Mrs4444 said...

Love your blog, love you, and miss you :) Glad you're in school!

Zerilda The Superfluous Blogger said...

Can I, a simple blogger join your mullet contest this year? I know we have just met, but it will *seem* like we've known each other much longer.

And why, exactly, are these people thinking you need to live your life *their* way? But you know - you follow your dream. And if *they* want a friend who becomes president, they can go get a friend who becomes president. Stupid people and their stupid president-friend wanting ways.

MWAH!

Merrily Down the Stream said...

Gapetto and the Bunny can make infinite sounds - me and the Dolly - nothing.

Who tells people not to get more education - illiterates perhaps?

You go Girl

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