A lapse in blogging and tweeting recently as a lot has been going on.
Alex has started “Big School” now (he’s 4 1/2), so whilst we still had some summer left I took time off of work to spend it with him whilst he is still mainly him, without the addition of whatever he picks up at school. I don’t mean that in a bad way, as I am sure he’ll grow into a brilliant lad with all the encounters and friends that’ll go his way – but this is the last time he’ll be purely him.
It was an action packed week and a bit. We visited a “Help for Heroes” auction at a car collectors house, Goodwood Breakfast Club, Mercedes World, Brooklands Motor Museum, The Lookout (nature discovery centre), Coral Reef (water slides), The Cinema (Marmaduke), Marwell Zoo…. yup, we did a lot..
We had great fun – but to be honest with you, it’d probably not make for such an interesting blog read – so I’ll pop up a few pictures with links to the albums… and just one mention of an event that made us laugh a little too hard… the Einstein we encountered at The Outlook discovery centre….
“Is that polyox a non-Newtonian fluid?” asks a kid to the two slime show presenters at the discovery display.
Amusing though that was, I just wanted to shout “Power Off Einstein… this is about snot & slime for young kids… stop trying to prove that you’re going to be bullied at school and just let it happen in its own time, alright?”
Funnier still when one eager ‘hands up scientific big wordy answer’ about “Adhesion and frictional properties of binding agents” was awarded with a “No… that little girl over there got it right… it’s slime.”
Nnyyyeeeeeeooooooowwwwww BOOM….. “argh… I appeared to of crashed, and now I am on fire…”
“Have crashed, not of. Enjoy the flames….”
The thing is, even a real Einstein can’t show off in a room of kids. Kids have unbreakable logic & you’ll lose every time!
Showing how bubbles move slowly through different slimes, a golden tube of thick liquid was held up showing a slow moving bubble.
“What do you think this yellow sticky stuff is?” asks the presenter.
“Molasses” says the child genius, wondering if Granny will be knitting her a lovely chunky patterned jumper this year (every little helps towards alienation).
“Golden syrup” says a little girl, finger deep in her nose.
“THAT’S RIGHT!” says the presenter.
Alex shouts out “But honey is yellow and sticky too!”
“Ah… yes, you’re right, yes it is, but this is syrup” says the presenter.
Alex beams a happy grin.
Alex is a child genius – He’s a genius at being a child – and I think that’s how it should be aged 4 an’ a bit…
Anyway, lots of fun was had at all of the events and Alex ended the week as a very happy lad. Then Chris cut his hair…. but forgot to put the stand off on the trimmer… Luckily Alex likes the “Daddy” look…
September Breakfast Club – Lots of Jaguars and Mini’s made for a happy Father and Son….
Then it was time for his first day at school. He had been looking forward to it all summer long – and he wasn’t disappointed. He loves learning and playing with his friends, so going to “Big School” really works for him!
Yup…. lots of photo’s were taken…