Number 2 son is a strange one. A boy of his age should be mainly interested in things like ninjas, weapons and video games, and he is, massively so.
Something else he is even more interested in is a little unusual. He loves rocks. Shiny rocks, boring rocks, weird rocks, he loves them all.
Can you imagine how happy this little person was yesterday when we took him to a mineral museum?
He happily sat through the video display of the creation of the mineral deposits at Broken Hill, then raced ahead to see what treasures awaited.
He was not disappointed. I was immediately requested to take a photo of him standing next to a 42kg nugget of native silver, then spent the next half an hour or so taking photos of pretty much every display in the room, just so he didn’t miss a thing. “Mum, look at this.” “Mum, over here!” I expect that the other patrons were quick to move on just because they were shamed by their lack of excitement. 😉
There was even a table with a collection of minerals complete with a magnifier that beamed the enlarged image onto a big tv screen above you.
Oh, happy days! The amethyst residing in his pocket was whipped out and minutely examined before the rocks on the table were inspected with equal interest.
Number 1 son is not as interested in rocky things, but still goes along with it, after all, it is hard to resist such enthusiasm.
It was a small display, too small, obviously. As he neared the exit a little voice rang out through the room, “Awww, is that all?”
Strange child…. 😀