One of my favorite blogs occasionally posts "We're Into It" to share what her teen daughter is "into" at that time. I think it's interesting (since I live in a sea of testosterone) to see how the other half lives. It occurred to me that living with all these boys (10, 8, and 6) might be interesting to others - oh, you "girl moms" have no clue!
So what are we into over here in Testosterone Heaven? Let's see...
These crazy two-wheeled death traps are attached to my kids feet for at least 2 hours of every day. They go around the driveway, down the sidewalk, around the cul de sac, over the ramps...oh yeah...
Driveway Skateboard Ramps
I have a mini-skate park in my driveway at all times. We have so many of these ramps, it's like an obstacle coarse in the driveway and it's impossible to fit them into the garage at this point. But, damn, those kids have fun on them.
When they aren't outside on skateboards, they are setting up an endless array of miniature indoor ramps and playing with the finger-sized skateboards they collect. They push them around and make them flip and jump. I, personally, think it's odd, but I guess they are like the Matchbox cars of my youth.
This little gem doesn't come out much at home, but take these boys on a road trip or to a restaurant and they are all about the DS and the game Mario Cart.
This Disney movie just came out about 2 weeks ago, but my kids have found it on TV or on the DVR and watched at least a portion of it every day since it premiered. It's almost as if Disney is feeding them crack through the TV screen...
My boys eat about 2-3 packages of these per week. They call them "crab sticks" and they are the lunch of choice, dipped in melted butter. I really should buy stock in these...
I have no words to describe how sick I am of this show. It seems to cross generations in it's appeal and never get old to them (males), young or old. I hate the whiny voice, that stupid laugh, the repeated episodes...it's Nickelodeon's contribution to the "crack" I spoke of earlier.
Diary of a Wimpy Kid
This book has, single-handedly, transformed my non-reading 2nd grader into a child obsessed with reading. Thanks, Jeff Kinney.
Ob. Sessed. These boys can watch the dumbest videos for ever. It's like America's Funniest Home Videos on demand.
Which leads directly to this final item in this strange list of current "must haves".
It is unexplainable why my kids are so obsessed with this video, but they have clicked onto You Tube every day for a week to watch this rap video several times in a row at a sitting. It all began with a lesson on the Dewey Decimal System in Library Science. Dorks.