I was playing Portal 2 and I thought, I would really like to know the real world equivalent of all the science stuff they were doing. First I thought I would go on one of the YouTube channels I watch and ask them to do a video on the science of Portal 2. Then I thought, why don't I look it up and make that video myself.Of my three kids, my son's interests are the farthest from my own. I don't always understand what it is he is talking about and I'm not always 100% on board with the way he fills his days. After all these years, I am still amazed sometimes by how hard I have to work at "seeing" what the kids are doing.
It is unfortunate the number of times I have found myself thinking things like, "But he really is just spending hours and hours playing video games." I have to remind myself that I spend hours and hours doing my thing, as well. Sometimes I make myself take notes just to prove myself wrong. Today, for instance,
- He got up early (5AM!) and took a two mile walk with us at the track.
- He and his dad came up with a business idea to allow people to virtually travel the world.
- He counted the money and sorted all the paperwork for last Saturday's farmers market.
- He practiced Italian.
- He shared a TED video with me that he found entertaining.
- He helped the girls clean at the office (watered plants, washed windows, vacuumed)
- He helped me take the recyclables in.
- He spent time reading from at least 3 different books that I saw. Two were fiction and one was a non-fiction book about being an entreprenuer.)
- He folded laundry.
- He read the newspaper (at least the comics).