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.