Last week The Tibbles were obsessed with tornadoes & the Titanic, at least according to the library materials they checked out. I think there were two books on tornadoes, one on hurricanes, two Titanic books, and one documentary about the making of the movie “Titanic.”
The week before that it was learning foreign languages. We had a book with 1000 German words, CDs on how to speak Hindi, and a Spanish-English dictionary.
This week they are all about the rocks & minerals, at least Cade and Nolan are. Liam is all about sea turtles, Abyssinian cats, and a picture book called Inch by Inch that he checks out every other week.
Today, upon our return from lunch and the library, Cade and Nolan brought out their tackle box of rocks. I’m not sure when they started collecting the rocks, but I do know they spend a lot of time in front of their house digging through the rocks that line the shrubbery.
“Dude,” Nolan said (they are all about the Dude lately). “I’m pretty sure this obsidian.” He held the rock out to Cade, pointing at a minuscule black speck and then at the book.
Cade nodded. “Yeah, I think I have crystal here and probably some kryptonite.”
“I think I got a diamond,” Nolan said.
“You don’t have a diamond,” I said from the couch.
The word diamond made Liam drop the LEGOs and head over to the rock collection. “We’re going to be rich,” he proclaimed, dancing.
“We really might be in diamonds, guys,” Nolan said. “I really think we are.”
At that they decided it would be a good idea to go outside and look for more rocks because they didn’t want the neighbors to get any of the ones with diamonds.