I've read lots of parenting material on how to raise your kids right. Everyone has loads of advice on how to grow them up to be confident, healthy, sensitive and yes, even non-codependent (dream on!).
What?! Doesn't anyone want their kids to grow up wacky? Last year I took Motorsandal to watch Ghajini. The poor kid cowered through half the movie. I'm very proud of that mistake. I constantly find ways to keep my sons off keel. If I can find a loopy way to interact with them, I immediately adopt it.
Risks must be taken within reason in order to raise reasonable kids.
Starting now, I'm going to offer everyone phaltu Drift advice on how to raise kids a little left of normal. Believe me this is a good thing. They'll grow up to write a book or make a movie about all the nutty stuff that happened to them as kids.
Yesterday, the Drift Memsaab announced that the kids would have Wacky Sandwich day. The basic idea is: the house provides the kids with two slices of bread and access to the refrigerator and pantry. They make their own sandwiches with whatever they'd like.
Based on the largely disgusting sandwiches (the boys wrote the recipes below) that came out of this exercise, I'd say that this is an incredibly good idea.
Youngling (7 years old)
- gold fish crackers
- lots and lots of olives
- yaki soba noodles
- wusaby peas
- suger christles
- spiesy potato sticks
Motorsandal (10 years old)
Wacky Sandwich Recipe :)
- Yaki Soba Noodles (cold)
- Flamin' Hot Chips
- Pepperjack Cheese
- Jalapenos (LOTS)
- Gun Powder (edible kind of course)
- Bread / not toasted
Right after this whole thing (boys being competitive and all) Motorsandal turned to Youngling and said "Mine is healthier!" Well done son, I'm proud of you.
Next up for the boys: watching chick flicks and reading zombie comics.