This question has been haunting me for days. Why do some kids end up socially inept and prefer typical nerdy things while other kids thrive on sports and relationships?
Here is a list of activities my kids are involved in:
1. Writing club
2. Crossing guard
3. Lunchroom duty
5. Chess club
If that isn't a blatant "beat me up caus I'm a big dork"...than I don't know what is. Don't get me wrong...I love whatever my kids love being involved in. I have encouraged them to do whatever they have a passion about. Don't you remember? Tori used to be a cheerleader for Jesus. That just about killed Bubby and me.
But I must be responsible somehow. What kid would rather spend his/her entire afternoon playing with tinfoil rather than playing with friends? Yep, you guessed it....tallulah's kids. I have to buy tinfoil rolls in bulk..Costco....no kidding.
Whenever there is a new flyer that comes home with the kids, I suggest maybe they would like to get involved in it. Typical conversation:
Me: "Hey Christian? Would you like to play flag football? It starts in a couple of weeks and would be great fun!"
Christian: "What's flag football?"
Me: "It's like football but instead of tackling a person, you have to pull the flag from their belt."
Christian: "That sounds stupid."
Me: "How about regular football? You could dress up like a puffy marshmallow and get to slap guys asses and act all manly?"
Okay. The last sentence I was thinking in my mind and not saying out loud. I also hear myself saying things in my head like..."Thank God Leroy didn't want to play baseball. I don't think I could bear watching him grab his balls and spitting every two minutes."
Do the kids pick up on these things? Do they know their Dad doesn't know the difference between a home run and a field goal? Do they not get involved with lots of friends or want to participate in sports because they might disappoint us?
I'm perplexed. But one thing is for sure, this picture is worth a thousand words....
Note: In case you are not of "geeky land", Leroy is putting bunny ears behind his OWN head for a picture.