Early February we made a trip up to the Carousel Mall (now called Destiny USA?) and went to WonderWorks to do something special for Gracie’s birthday. We had a great time! I was so impressed that the three older kids (Gracie just turning 9, Dominick 7 & Annie 6) all did the ropes course. Parts of the course are 3 stories off the ground – and Gracie & Dominick were scurrying around like little monkeys! There are obstacles in which there is nothing to hold on to – except the harness rope. I found it unnerving and challenging (especially with bifocals!). Annie was a little timid – and went in after doing just a few obstacles with me. But I was very proud of all of them for doing what they did! They also had a lot of science activities in the place itself – which were educational and fun (the ropes course is outside the building in the mall common area).
The other day we went to a Lenten dinner at a church next to us. Dominick was wearing his Elements t-shirt. It has a few periodic table element tiles on it. Specifically – the Germanium element (symbol Ge), Nickel (symbol Ni), Uranium (symbol U) and Sulfur (symbol S) – so it says Genius on the front (which – he might be – because he certainly has no common sense sometimes…). I asked him to open the door and look out for my cousin. Right below the door handle it clearly said “PUSH” – but the kid was pulling with all his might. And boy was he committed to opening that door by pulling it! I just shook my head and casually drew his attention to the sign immediately below his hands. He laughed – and pushed the door open. It reminded me of the old Gary Larson cartoon – where the kid is doing the same thing at the Midvale school for the gifted….
P.S. Want to read more blog posts like this? Then PLEASE subscribe to our newsletter and like & share this post! That is why we put the buttons there – after all. Thank you! We really do appreciate your help in building our audience and community!