Monday, March 17, 2008

WHAT to be....or not to be

So, you know how proud parents like to see traits in their kids, sometimes obnoxiously as infants, and project on the sunny futures of their gifted little ones. Sometimes this may be spot on, sometimes it's wishful thinking, sometimes you get info that can blessedly help you steer your cherubs away from a certain profession.

Take this last week: Spencer has always had a real thing for constructing things, figuring out how pieces and parts fit together. Some would call this being visuospatially inclined. At a school art night he put together a toothpick/gumdrop structure that garnered compliments from other stranger-parents as he carried it home. Our friend (an architect) offered to take Spencer to the architecture building at the university where he works and show him around. While we waited for them to come get Spencer I explained what an architect does, how he/she can build buildings 100 stories high without them falling over. We talked about support beams (we're remodeling) and what they do. He was so full of excitement he started to draw his own high-rise, complete with all the bells and whistles. After he came home he told us about all the different building models he saw and went straight to the Legos to build himself a mini city. A future architect? Who knows?

(support beam on the right)

This morning I kept the kids in the car while I unloaded groceries. While I was busy, Jake handed my mascara over to Ava and she went to work. Though this was her first attempt, let's just say that we now know that a makeup artist she will not be. Ain't she a beaut?

6 comments:

Paige said...

Do they have Lego Camp in UT? My son LIVES for it every summer! I'm sure it would be great for spencer's budding career. And Anna is hilarious. So glad you took a picture before you yelled at her.

Hollyween said...

Nice makeup job. Good thing you had your camera handy because that's a priceless pic.

Love the architec. pic. Boys LOVE to build!

Lauren said...

Oh, my she is indeed, "a beaut!" Not only is the makeup fabulous, I see she added some dramatic highlights to her hair, as well. :)

That is so cool that Spencer likes to build. My boys kind of just throw their legos at each other...so glad Spencer uses his to be productive!

Nortorious said...

Perhaps she will be a cat burglar?

katie said...

umm, I had a whole lot to say and about the legos, and then forgot everything when I saw your little darling at the bottom. wow.

I bet she had lots of fun!

katie said...

umm, I had a whole lot to say and about the legos, and then forgot everything when I saw your little darling at the bottom. wow.

I bet she had lots of fun!