if you escape the ice floe, the hot lava is certain death

June 18th, 2010

If only to be a fly on the wall when these things get introduced on the preschool playground. If the dangers my children are avoiding in their play are any indication, the preschool playground is a heady science convention. Gone are the days of cowboys and indians. My children, instead, spend hours working together to navigate the treacherous ice floes, avoiding the hot lava running out from underneath their beds, and escaping that hungry black hole. The latest to cameo in their play is the evil tsunami.

Is it the movies they are watching? Or is this simply a side-effect of living where the average elementary school classroom looks like a Benetton commercial and the dinner table discussions are likely to involve topics of research at the local university?

It certainly has nothing to do with my weakness for geek music: