My Son, the Gamer

My son is a gamer.
At three.
Daddy and Bo play video games together.  Racing, Mario, Dora.
He even races online—and usually places in the top 5—on Mario Kart.
It amazes me how far video games have come since I was three.  We had an Atari.  Remember the big, chunky cassettes you had to use?  Then, we moved up to an actual- gasp- computer!  A Tandy.  Remember those?  You had to use Basic programming to even play a game… by the time you typed all the lines in, you were too tired to play.
Not now.  Troy knows how to put the game in, turn the Wii on, flip the TV over to the correct input… he even just recently accomplished using the “hand” on the Wii remote to select things. 
Now, before the comments start rolling in—we play these games WITH him.  We don’t use it as a baby sitter and he is not allowed to play anything violent or with guns.  His choices are severely limited to Dora and the Enchanted Castle, Mario Kart, Mario Party, and Super Mario Brothers.  He doesn’t even know other games exist.  His play time is limited.
I just find it hilarious that a three year old can operate a video game, let alone play and win races.
Guess I shouldn’t be surprised.  He is very technically-minded.
Troy taught me how to “pinch and pull” on my iPhone at two-and-a-half.
Go figure.

I’ve been nominated for the Versatile Blogger Award!

Gwen at A Little Unhinged has nominated me for the Versatile Blogger Award.
Cool, right?
A great big thank you, Gwen! 
Go check her out and give her some blog love!

So, I guess there are rules contingent on this honor… so, here it goes:

The Rules for the Award: 

1. Thank the Blogger who nominated you.
2. Include a link to their site.
3. Include the Award image in your post. 
4. Give 7 random facts about yourself.
5. Nominate 15 other Blogger for the award.
6. When nominating, include a link to their site.
7. Let other bloggers know that you nominated them.


My 7 Random Facts:

1. I LOVE mint chocolate chip ice cream.
2. I just registered for my first MBA course and I am nervous as heck.
3.  I watch I Love Lucy every chance I get. 
4. I always have to be doing something… I can’t just sit still.
5. I love when my kids curl up on my lap to watch cartoons Saturday mornings.
6. I hate to be hot– even if its summer.
7. I love hard, laugh hard, and do not forget easy.

My 15 Nominees:
(In no particular order)

My Daughter, the Diva

My daughter is a diva.

She is a girly girl.

She loves pink.

And dolls.

If you don’t know me, you might think this is normal and nothing extraordinary.

Let me put it to you this way—I had the biggest Hot Wheel collection on the block growing up.

I have a bigger tool box than my husband.

I drag race.

I’ve been working on cars for years.

I am not a girly-girl.

I have no clue what to do with this creature.

She wants her toes painted. She wants to wear frilly dresses. She wants to go shopping.

If I wouldn’t have seen them take her out of my belly… I’d say she got switched at birth.

Of course, she looks like a younger version of me, so there is no question about it.

I guess it’s true that genetics do not play a role in personality.

If they did, I would be playing Hot Wheels and not painting toe nails.

I’m learning though.

Granted, I tend to pick my toe nail polish based on car colors.

Guess you can’t change a tom-boy… just clean ’em up some.