My kids drink out of beakers, not sippy cups.
I use a Bunsen Burner to warm their Ovaltine every morning.
And Terzo's first word was "Copernicus", I swear to...
I swear to...Richard Dawkins.
Eh-hem. Boy, that was a tricky one.
So when Parent Bloggers Network put out the call to write about how we're bringing Science back to our kids, well, the question for us was moot. And the answer redundant. And the answer redundant.
Bring Science back?
Well Jumping Ibn al-Haytham! It's never left!
See, I have an absolute adoration for and infatuation with Science. It's like Science is a tight-jeaned, sandy-haired teen idol from 1977 singing its number one cover of "Da Doo Ron Ron", and I'm a giggly girl with a retainer and a pair of Earth Shoes and a copy of Judy Blume's Forever hidden under my mattress. Omigod, I, like, wanna marry Science and have, like, a million of its babies! Science is just so dreamy and cute!
And I think - scratch that - I know that my love of Science is just spilling over onto my kids like a bucketful of Tab Cola .
Here's a sampling of some of the many things I say throughout that day that become just one, long ooey-gooey fan letter to Science.
"Hey kids, if you love Pop Rocks, thank a chemist!"
"Listen to me girls: Boyfriends come and boyfriends go, but I could never live in a world without Novocaine."
"Did you know that in many languages the word for God and the word for duct tape is the same?"
Ah, Science...swoon. Making my life both livable and worth living.
And now, thanks to Parent Blogger Network, I find out that there is a new online science newsletter just for kids called Zula Intergalactic Inquirer.
And guess what? My kids had a good ole time noodling around on the Zula website this afternoon. That's saying quite a bit coming from a couple of kids who usually use all their allotted computer time on that stuffed animal site.
I'm going to post the link right over my bed so I can stare at it every night before I go to sleep.
OOOOohhhhhh! Science! Do you even know I exist?