Sunday, April 3, 2011

Most kids get building blocks...

Legos and building blocks are often toys of choice for young kids.  Houses and buildings and "who-knows-what-those-are"s get joyfully erected, and then later, they are even more gleefully destroyed.  Carina will likely play with these toys, too, but I have a feeling that her favorite building toy will be this:


Yep; your eyes do not deceive.  This is Daddy's molecular model building kit.  Instead of boring old houses and buildings, Carina will assemble acetonitrile and cyclohexane.  She will be an inventor and won't even realize it...for I have a feeling that most of the compounds she creates with this kit (until she can follow the directions, of course) will be brand new never-made-before molecules!


Now before you call CPS on us for endangering our 3 month old baby with a toy that could be the utter definition of a choking hazard, don't worry; Carina won't be playing with this tomorrow, next month, or even next year.  It will be a while.  I just happened to find this kit while unpacking last weekend and thought M and I would have some fun with it.

And have fun with it, he did...


I doubt Carina's first play time with this kit will yield β-D-glucose (yes, that is what M built above), but hey, any molecule...whether it is real or not, will make this Mama proud.


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7 words of geekdom:

Samantha said...

College chemistry coming back to haunt me... AHHHH! I wanted to be a biochem major and then ran FAR FAR away! Haha!

Meryl said...

That looks like great fun!!!!

I have definitely raised geeky, nerdy kids and am proud of it!

Great blog post. I am glad I found you on the blog hop. I will be back.

Meryl
http://departingthetext.blogspot.com

Shannon said...

OMG I just shuddered and got nauseated at the thought of organic chem sophomore year of college....

::runs screaming for the hills::

Megan said...

New follower. When you get the chance please follow me back.. http://realadventuresfromamomof3.blogspot.com/

Lindsey Stipes said...

new follower...found you via boost my blog(just a tad behind) great blog and cute blog name too!!

Mama Spaghetti said...

Love this! Sounds like something my engineer husband would do (he's already bought several books about math to try and get the little one on the right track, you know).

I'm your newest follower from the tailspin hop. Looking forward to reading more of your blog.

AlyceB said...

That is just awesome!! And I love the pic on your side bar "Genius = QT(pi)". My husband and I are a little geeky too. We even like Star Trek.

Alyce

PS - new follower via My Life's Stories from http://blossom-heart.blogspot.com.

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