Rock Star

My Boy has a new hobby.

Rocks.

All things geology.

Thanks to his great teacher, instead of becoming a "silver" engineer, he wants to be a geologist.

And, that "silver" thing was what he called daddy's job title, it's actually "civil" but you know, kidspeak.

So we headed to the rock shop in a neighboring town.

Fell in love he did.

Was that Yoda-ish of me?!

He did, and so did DQ.

We spent an HOUR in there.

An HOUR!

The shop is probably as big as a walk-in closet.

We circled the thing like 73 times and each time we were all, "Hey did you see this? It wasn't here a minute ago when I walked by!!"

Sorry about the we were all just one of those things from jr. high, "we were all, then she was all, and I was like all...." still growing up I am.

Again with the Yoda.

What was I saying?!

Oh yeah, rocks...

..and minerals.

Tiger eye, obsidian, smoky quartz, amethyst....

My Boy spent $18 of his own money on his loot.

I love when they are so passionate over these kind of things!

He and DQ chatted and organized rocks all afternoon.

The house was so peaceful.

Everyone got along so well.

Rocks...well....totally rock!

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  1. wife.mom.nurse said...

    That does ROCK!

    :)

    yeah, new hobby just in time for summer!

  2. Lindsay said...

    oo such a fun activity for him to get into! I am sure he will love adding to his collection!

  3. The Crazy Suburban Mom said...

    I know someone who fell in love with rocks when she was little and is now going into a geology masters program... :)

    tracy

  4. Merrie said...

    Isn't it the best when they get along? And rocks do rock. Geologists are the bomb. Go W!

  5. Lori said...

    So cool! It's awesome to watch them become passionate about something.

  6. Aimee said...

    My son has always loved rocks too! He's got quite a collection. His love of them has even spread to his sister who now collects them as well!

  7. WeaselMomma said...

    I'd spend $18 of my own money to keep the kids playing nice and quiet all afternoon.

  8. Evolving Mommy Catherine said...

    Those little rock shops are filled with cool things and your right they are never any bigger than a walk-in closet.

  9. Swirl Girl said...

    both of my girls love rocks...like mommy does.

    except mommy prefers small faceted brilliant ones. :0

  10. Marla said...

    first things first...i'd love a whole jen yoda post...

    i also think i see a rock polisher in your near future...

  11. John Deere Mom said...

    That is awesome! Glad he found something he loves that's also educational...and cheap! And quiet! :)

  12. MamaNeena said...

    You rock for passing on the quiet kids/rocks idea.

  13. Michelle said...

    I love it! B has a pocket gemstone book that he loves.

  14. Mrs4444 said...

    I've had my boys-and-rocks post simmering now for a few weeks. We have a PILE of them on the driveway, collected from all over the country, and now that he has no use for them, I can't bring myself to pitch them. Off to finish that post, I guess. Thanks for the push.

  15. Martha in PA said...

    My Tara seems to love all things "earthy", animals, rocks, lizards, etc. We had fun times in one particular rock store in Cocoa Beach, where you could go "mineral mining" and she too has a small collection of special rocks and minerals! She is so much like me when I was a kid!

  16. Eyeglasses & Endzones said...

    Oooo. Rocks are sooo pretty. Mezmerized am I by them...oh wait now your Yoda is getting to me!!!

    Where are the pics...I want to see them!

  17. Stephanie (MileWide Nursery) said...

    Definitely, where are the pics??

    Yoda is cool, rocks are cool, quiet is cool.

    My god-brother loved rocks when he was about 8. He still likes them, but he's moved on to web design at 13! Maybe rocks are a sign of genius?? hhhmmmm

  18. Caroline said...

    How funny! Our daughter came home from a neighbors house last night and informed me that she found rocks for her collection. (Didn't even know she had a "collection" haha). Anyway- I after asking her where they were, she showed me about 20 pebbles that she shoved into her shoe. Ouch! Yes...she walked home like that! She asked for some of my Topricin foot cream. AAAHHHH...relief! She LOVED it :) It has such a calming effect for tired and achey feet and since I have been using it and loving it...thought it might work! Aren't kiddos so funny like that! SmilingGreenMom *find me on twitter!

  19. HappyHourSue said...

    Wait - did you say "rock shop"????? I don't think we have those in the Northeast......

  20. Jenni Jiggety said...

    Anything that keeps the kiddos occupied happily ROCKS!

  21. Krystyn said...

    Okay...all I read was the "house was quiet." And, that's all it took!

    Glad they have such an educational hobby.

  22. Jennifer said...

    I love that you're encouraging him in this new career endeavor... AND he used his own money to buy rocks! Get outta here! This kid is going places!

  23. Mel Fraase said...

    Cool! I loved rocks, too! It was my favorite thing to buy at the touristy gift shops when we travelled!! I love anything the kids get into that isn't plugged into the wall!

  24. Shannon said...

    Science was never my favorite subject in school... biology, chemisty... yuck. But, in college... I took a geology course and LOVED it.

    (the fact that the professor was a total hottie didn't hurt, either... but I really did think the class was interesting!)

  25. Dee said...

    Funny..I was just reading Mrs.444 and about her son's rock experience.

    My brother and I used to be rock collectors as kids. He had his own rock shop and sold them after he polished them with his little polisher machine. After he ran away from home, i inherited the shop. I still have one or two of them.

    We use to go out west to collect a few and even in the east coast. We had a feast of different rocks.

    Its a good hobby and a good way to earn money for kids at that age. Give him a chance to share that passion and at the same time, begin to earn his living! (wink)

    Safe hugz,Dee

  26. 4 Lettre Words said...

    Love that! It's so funny what kids grab on to, and you just never know what might happen!

    We have the best science museum near our house, with an amazing geology exhibit. Sam loves looking at all the "stones", as he calls them. The kids can even pan for their own in water/sand. It's pretty darn neat!

  27. Mariah said...

    I have a rock shop in my yard. No kidding. I have a rock saw and a polisher and buckets and buckets of rocks. I have a slight problem

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