Posted by: geekycrochetmom | January 6, 2012

Dinos Galore!

Our boy, who’s turning 8 in a month, has a great fascination for dinosaurs. I cannot remember how or when he fell in love with them.

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One day last year, I surprised him with a great find from Booksale. A huge book aptly called ‘Dinosaurus’. I struck gold with that one! Glossy pages, elaborate illustrations, & pages of details (details!) re these huge, extinct creatures.

Now, he walks around spewing dinosaur facts like the tyronnausarus rex grows up to __m (can’t remember that), or that the apatosaurus is assumed to have 8 hearts that pump its blood up its long neck. He spent a lot of time playing with his plastic dinos.

He also enjoys quizzing the rest of the family like so:
Son: Mom, when did this so-&-so live? Jurassic period, cretaceous period, or something-period? (can’t remember that too)
Me: Uhm… (wait, I’m good at intelligent guesses. It got me through a lot of exams in med school)… Cretaceous period?
Son: (nods) Ok… early-, mid-, or late-cretaceous?
Me: (looking stumped) Ah. I don’t know.

Son proceeds to give me the correct answer & then blabbers on & on about quarternary & tertiary periods & how the continents have been shifting, drifting apart for the post million years or so, etc.

Anyway, last night hubby surprised us all with a 3-part DVD special pack… Jurassic Park. Normally we do not allow movies on weeknights but we made an exception on this one.

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We were enjoying ourselves immensely. I’ve forgotten how well they’ve made this film. The Boy proceeded to identify most of the dinosaurs correctly & hubby & I grinned proudly at each other across the room (Hubby says he only knows T. Rex; I know brontosaurus but the boy gently corrects me- apparently, it is now called an apatosaurus).

Mid-way, we found ourselves in the middle of our 2 girls, bawling their eyes out in fear! “Daddy, I told you we should have watched ‘ Happy Feet’ instead!”

Needless to say, everybody ended up sleeping in our room. Thank God for those disney mats the girls got for christmas. I wonder if they’ll still be up for parts 2 & 3 this weekend.

* dino pic from here

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