Our favorite photo from when I was trying to get a Christmas-card worthy photo.
Life path unlocked. He‚Äôs a scientist now.
If your dad is telling you in great detail about something he‚Äôs passionate about, you‚Äôre going to be hooked even if you don‚Äôt understand a word.
So now I have to deliver a quiet lecture on the Standard Model every night. He loves lists of things, like all the streets home from daycare, or the train stations between here and Central, so he loves hearing the list of leptons and quarks and bosons.
Anyway, I made this poster for him, based on the CPEP ones we used to have at uni .¬†
Alas I ran out of room for antimatter, colour charge and confinement, but hey, maybe there can be a second poster later.
It‚Äôs funny though ‚ÄĒ on the surface of it, it seems like it must be far too advanced for a 3yo. But when you think about it, quarks and leptons are no more or less real to him than, say, dinosaurs or planets, and he loves those too. And he recognises the letters on the particles.
I am absolutely overwhelmed by the kind and sweet things people are saying about this, thanks everyone ‚Ě§ÔłŹ
Addendum: he has really grasped onto the ‚Äúeverything is made of atoms‚ÄĚ part of this, so tonight he listed just about every object he could think of and asked if it was made of atoms.
‚ÄúAnd my bed?‚ÄĚ Yes, and your bed. ‚ÄúAnd that wall?‚ÄĚ Yep. ‚ÄúAnd the armchair?‚ÄĚ Yes, the armchair too. ‚Ä¶ ‚Ä¶ ‚ÄúAnd‚Ä¶ the book case?‚ÄĚ Y‚ÄĒ
‚ÄúAnd my home?‚ÄĚ Yep, the whole apartment block. ‚ÄúAnd your home? Oh wait, your home is my home.‚ÄĚ Haha, it is. ‚Ä¶ ‚Ä¶ ‚ÄúBut is it made of atoms?‚ÄĚ Yep. ‚ÄúAnd‚Ä¶ [best friend]‚Äôs home?‚ÄĚ Yes, it is. And [other friend]‚Äôs home, and [third friend]‚Äôs home.
‚ÄúIs [yet another friend]‚Äôs home?‚ÄĚ
Update from the other night:
‚ÄúIs my‚Ä¶ is‚Ä¶ [extremely long pause] is my atoms poster made up of atoms?‚ÄĚ ‚ÄĒYes! Yes it is.
I have never heard such a contemplative silence. I think the next poster will have to be on the philosophy of referential language.
Update from this morning: after listing everything in sight (mummy? daddy? fridge? milk? cereal? table? etc.) he asks ‚Äúis [baby sister] made up of atoms?‚ÄĚ
*runs over to her on the floor* *puts face up real close to hers* ‚ÄúHI! YOU‚ÄôRE MADE UP OF LOTS OF ATOMS! DID YOU KNOW?‚ÄĚ
‚ÄúHI! YOU‚ÄôRE MADE UP OF LOTS OF ATOMS! DID YOU KNOW?‚ÄĚ
This is so pure and good.
27th december 2020, aka the great italian shitposting about nicia, the most famous bottom from pompeii
how it started:
context: the insult was ‚Äúnicia cineade cacator‚ÄĚ, ‚Äúnicia the inverted shitter‚ÄĚ.
the memes that followed:
spoiler: they did, in fact, end up finding a dead body next to the cavern. rip to nicia, the gay from pompeii. rip bottom king¬†
I have to stop finding out about the news via Tumblr