Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Solid Gold

One of the greatest joys of motherhood is watching your children develop into little people, with their very own personalities. I find it fascinating to see the differences—and similarities—between my two boys. I love watching them interact, and play with one another, too.

My youngest son is active, determined, smart, funny and absolutely adorable. He always knows how to get his way with his big brown eyes and killer smile.

My oldest son is my gentle bookworm. Never-ending questions about science, geography, and the history of the world, he is the inquisitive kid. His latest fascination? Money. And gold. He has started a coin collection, and has learned how to count money; he knows the value of a dollar way more than I do. He also (and this is kind of scary) knows the periodic table of elements. One look at the elements when I was in grade 11 Chemistry, and I was in the guidance office begging to taking another English class.

So what does my little Alex P. Keaton five year old ask for on his birthday? A solid bar of gold, of course.

At first, I laughed. But then I figured a bar of gold is totally a great investment. And will probably increase in value, unlike another LEGO set. And thanks to very generous grandparents, my son got his birthday wish.


In other news, I recently attending Ottawa Fashion Week at the stunning National Gallery of Canada. I wrote all about it for Ottawa At Home Magazine, and you can read what I thought here!

15 comments:

mapsgirl said...

Wow!!! That is one very lucky boy!

Krystyn said...

That is one lucky boy!

(PS I love that he knows the periodic table...you know, coming from a chemist!)

Katerina Mertikas said...

Great article Loukia
KM

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Your lil man and mine would get along nicely! He sounds a lot like E, who last week said, "Let me think of how I can say this so you can understand...."
Anyway, like you said, great investment, and will increase in value!

Chantal said...

That is a great idea. When I was 9 years old a great aunt gave all us kids a bar of silver. This was 30 years ago when silver was worth a lot. Of course this bar is barely worth using as a door stop now. Gold is a much better investment and much more fun! :)

A Mommy in the City said...

That is the cutest and smartest little boy ever! How great that he was able to get the gift he wanted for his Birthday and still be able to cherish it when he is older. What a lucky guy! :)

Tyne said...

Ha ha! He's probably been watching cable news shows and all the commercials for gold. that's awesome.

Mary said...

I want gold!!!!

Elaine A. said...

The wrapper comes off and there's chocolate inside, right? ;P I tease...

That's WAY cool! I love that they made his wish come true. :)

Jill said...

Smart boy! Love the Alex P. Keaton reference :)

Chandra said...

Now that is someting you don't get everyday, a bar of Gold!! He is one lucky kid! Just have him imagine what that will be worth in 20 years!!

Kim said...

A bar of gold -- I love it. Just as long as my kid doesn't find out about it :)

Sarah C. said...

That is so adorable - and how fabulous that his wish really was able to come true!!

Lady Mama said...

That is awesome. Lucky boy! And yes, it will be a great investment for him when he's older. By then of course, he'll have a whole collection of gold bars and will buy his mother a vacation home in California! Yes?

Avitable said...

I didn't get any fuckin' gold for my birthday.

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