Saturday, May 05, 2007

in the genes...

Grandpa, the chemist. Daddy, the biologist. And now Max, the...hmmmm. Biochemist, maybe?

The last few days, the boys have been having the time of their lives "experimenting" in the backyard. Daddy was even so kind as to give them some plastic beakers. They have been gathering up all manner of reactants, reagents, solvents (O.K.--I have know idea what to call them...I'm not a chemist. I'm a wife'n'mom...I really just want to call them ingredients.) Anyway, we're talking berries, pine cones, leaves, maple seeds, sand, etc. And water. Lots and lots of water.

Well, the other day, I was inside folding laundry. Am I ever NOT folding laundry?!! Anyway, I hear Gray yelling, "I'm gonna tell Mom! I mean better go tell her, or I'm going to!" Not actually giving Max a chance to 'fess up himself, Gray was in the door, down the hall, and ratting his brother out in approximately 5 seconds. I had already heaved that all-important sigh. Then Gray blurts out, "Max went in the bushes and peed in his cup and then poured it in his experiment!"

Needless to say, there was no holding back the laughter! I tried. Really I did.

Gray runs to the back door yelling, "Don't worry, Max. Mom's not mad. She's laughing!"

I did go out to ask Max about his "little experiment" and yes, to clean up the results. In his sweet little 4-year-old voice, he told me, "I needed a new chemical." Guess, you can't argue with science, huh?


Jean said...

Priceless! And much safer than other things they could be playing with like alka selzer rockets or liquid nitrogen bombs. Though liqid nitrogen instant ice cream is pretty fun. Chuckling just thinking about it.

Anonymous said...

ROTFL!!!! That is the funniest thing I've heard in forever! What a cute lil' guy! I tell ya, your boys crack me up!

Melissa R. Garrett said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA! Only a boy would think to do something like that!

Jennifer said...

I am ROLLING!! Oh, the joy of boys!