Do You Believe In Science?

Here at Chateau Halushki, we're all gaa-gaa about Science.

See here:

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?


Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

Now that was one smooooth marketing post!

Krista said...

Ooooh, thanks for the heads up. Will be checking this out! 7 year old's Christmas list from Santa included things like:
Slime Lab
Fun with Magnets
Electricity Kit
Make your own age-defying skin rejuvenating cream
We'll have a ball!

ewe are here said...

I remember Pop Rocks!

Gah. I feel old.

Amie Adams said...

Any excuse to swoon over a picture of Shaun. Mmmmm. I sooo lurved him.

And I concur with Jenn...a marketing post that was fun to read.

Variations On A Theme said...

Oh! I loved your cold fusion post! You are so damn amazing! If that really was a marketing post, you can tell them that I just favorited the site and emailed a link to all my friends. :)

Unknown said...

Ah, Sean Cassidy! (Notice how I skip over the whole point of this post...) I spent many hours listening to my girlfriend absoluely mooooon over that boy. Posters on the wall, the whole nine yards. The best part, looking back, were trips to the mall so that she could pick out the furniture she and Sean would have once they were married!

I have to say I was more of a Parker Stevenson kind of gal myself.

(Okay, okay -- science. I will check out that website. Right now my daughter is into the solar system because her class's theme this trimester is that. I bet she'll like the website and if it gets her away from everything Hannah Montana for 10 minutes, I'm in.)

Blog Antagonist said...

I love your sense of humor. Shaun Cassidy...sigh. He is pure science, of course. He is a study in evolutionary success.

My boys like science and unlike their mother, have some aptitude for it. I'll show them the link for sure.

Anonymous said...

Oh man, how I loved Shaun Cassidy. Oh, and I can't forget about Parker Stevenson...

Anonymous said...

This was the funniest post ever. I read it out loud to my husband, the scientist (yes, and he's ALL MINE) and he cracked up as well.

Anne B. said...

One of my favorite shows, this dates me, when I was little was "3-2-1 Contact." It was all about science. I even got the magazine.

Toni said...

My husband is in the medical field and is more the science person in our home but my daughter loves figuring out things. She loves cooking and was surprised when we explained it was science!

Great post. Thanks for the visit!

MamaMo said...

My middle child (9) saved up her money and bought herself a GameBoy Advanced for her birthday. We found some good deals on eBay, so I asked my oldest daughter (12), if she might want one for her upcoming birthday. She declined and said she'd REALLY rather have ... a chemistry set!! Woo-hoo, YAY science!

Peggy Sez.. said...

That was a cool post "The Boy" and I shall noodle over there today.And Science DOES SO know you exist..I passed a note to it at lunch and it was returned with the yes box checked. ;p

painted maypole said...

this is too funny.

and I have to say, I'm becoming addicted to that stuffed animal site myself. can i beat my high score on cash cow? can I get them all home before dark?

Jess Riley said...

Oh, you SO have to write a fan letter to Science and share it with us!!! (You are hilarious, woman.)

PS: I loved 3-2-1 Contact, too. In fact, I am just now at this very moment humming the show's theme song.

nadzent said...

I had that poster on my wall...used to give him a big smootch every night before bed.

I found myself telling my boys the other day, as I was draining the water from the macaroni "that steam is water. Once water heats to a certain temperature it turns to vapor." Husband turned and looked at me like I was nuts but I didn't even realize what I was two 18 month olds.

we_be_toys said...

Wow, Science looks a lot like Shaun Cassidy - who knew?
I thought he looked more like Carl Sagan!

Anonymous said...

Excellent! My five-year-old now refers to the things he does as "sciencing." Yes, he's made a verb out of it.

"Why, what are you doing there with that phone you've taken apart, Jack me boy?"

"I'm SCIENCING, Mommy."

anne said...

I see you nabbed a prize for your post! Good job!

And I think I had that poster too.

Anonymous said...

I blind my kids with science. Just like Thomas Dolby.

Mother Theresa said...

Ahhh, Shaun Cassidy...hmm, what were you saying? That takes me back to my own Judy Blume days... So, what was this about? Oh yeah, science. I'll be sending my kids over to that site for sure. My ten-year old loves science...she's always doing "experiments", although I don't know how scientific they are. :)

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