Tuesday, January 5, 2010

My Right Brained Children

I guess it is no surprise that our children are right brained. If you are not sure which you are, you can take a test here. Try it, it is fun!

Kevin and I are both waaaay right brained. He is a musician, actor, writer. I write, create, vision, etc. But our kids make us look systematic and orderly!
For example, our kids cannot just drink a juice bag....you know pop in the straw and suck it down. No, we have to cut off the top put it in the freezer and eat it as a slushy.

Play doh. Can we simply build things out of Play doh? NO. We have to break it up into all sorts of little pieces and then reconstruct them into little balls of many colors. Then chop them up and, well, I am not really sure what they do with them after that.

Yesterday we watched Charis destroy several gift bags from Christmas as she tried to stuff full size comforters into them.

For Christmas this year we had to replace several board games. And lay some rules in place. They are no longer allowed to use game pieces for other things. They would use them in pretend play, even the little pieces from Sorry. What can you possibly do with those??

And did you know that if you blow on the pieces of Trouble that they whistle? Trust me, they do.

Guess what their favorite thing to play without side is? Come on, guess! Okay, you'll never guess, it is

WOOD CHIPS!!!! (Which by the way, they are not allowed to play with.)

Most days I think that for Christmas next year, I should just wrap up a bunch of junk to see what they will do with it!


Andrea said...

Future engineers?

Hilty Sprouts said...

That sooooo sounds like my kids! Scary! They are always stopping me before I get to the recycling bin to ask, "Mom, can I have that?" I would say I am more left-brained so, while I appreciate their creativity, it drives me a little nuts!

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a Tonggu Momma said...

I am more right-brained than left-brained, but that's not a huge surprise since I AM left-handed. But I am fairly equal across the hemispheres. My momma explains that by talking about how anal I am.

I am officially weird though. I'm an INFJ on the Meyer's Brigg, which is less than 2% of the population. I think it means I am a free-thinking anal person.

Stacey said...

Took the test, since I've always wondered if I was more equal than really one-sided. 56% Left, 44% Right. I knew I was more left-brained with my organization and anal-ness, but it's not too far off from being equal! My DD is most definitely like me - she likes to create, but wants to do it correctly. DS is likely left-brained, figures it out no matter how, and bucks the system at every chance!