Tuesday, 02/16/10

Stacking Kiwis (for Bret and Cill)


(Tracy)

Asher spent a decent amount of time tonight playing with a new toy my parents brought back from Australia - the 'stacking kiwis'. They're little wooden birds in different poses that you try and stack and balance in different combinations. Asher did surprisingly well (in that he was patient enough to try several times, not his usua!) and spent the whole drive home telling us how amazing he was for finding new ways to stack the kiwis.

"I found NEW ways to stack the kiwis mom, not just the ways that were on the paper! And they all balanced and didn't fall down!"

"Yes you did Asher, good job. Glad you liked the new game"

"I used my brain, I think that means I'm going to be a scientist when I grow up."

"Yep, you might. I think you'd really like that."

"Yeah, and since I thought of new ways to stack the kiwis, maybe I can be an inventor."

"Sounds good to me"

"Or I think I'll just be a scientist. I use my brain a lot."

"There are lots of different kinds of scientists you know. There's many cool things you could do."

"Yeah, well, I think I want to be a THINKING scientist. I think I'd be good at that."

Which is good, because we could probably use more of those.

Comments

Martha wrote:

Congratulations on conquering the stacking kiwis, Asher, but tell your Mum they are from New Zealand. In fact the kiwi is the national bird of New Zealand where the people of that country are often called the 'kiwis'. And, they don't like Australians very much, especially if they are playing rugby against each other. I thought a future scientist who uses his brain should know these facts. Love, Grandma Martha

Priscilla wrote:

He is very funny & very smart to be using his brain so much!

Tyler wrote:

When we traveled in New Zealand, my wife asked our friend who lived there, "What are kiwis like?" He responded with a question, "Do you mean the people, the birds, or the fruit?"

I agree that we could use some more thinking scientists.

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