Saturday, December 18, 2010

You can learn a lot from a gingerbread man

I read some ground-breaking research the other day having to do with gingerbread men. It seems the way you eat a gingerbread man may better help us to understand a person's personality. For instance, according to this researcher (probably from Yale or Harvard) if you bite the head off the gingerbread man first, you likely display leadership characteristics in your work/life/family. Not the first personality characteristic I'd have imagined for a person who instinctively bites the head off a cookie, but who am I to argue with science? I didn't take the time to educate myself on any of the other points made in the article but now I wish I would have. Here's why:

After reading said research and subsequently bringing home some gingerbread men from church last week, I decided to do a quick study on my husband. I told him about the research after he bit off a ginger-leg without any hesitation or consideration for any other appendage.

A few days pass and I get a call from Caleb who informed me that rather than cut up Josiah's dinosaur-shaped chicken nuggets into tiny bite-sized pieces as is customary in our house, he'd decided to leave them whole (our baby's growing up). Caleb put six dinos on a plate and was amazed to watch as Josiah BIT THE HEADS OFF EACH AND EVERY NUGGET and then ask Caleb for more nuggets (request denied) before he'd take a bite out of any other body part!

It's a good thing I read the research or I would have been a bit concerned about the psychiatric well-being of our little budding leader! Now I am just proud. You really can learn a lot from gingerbread men it turns out.


Mary Jane said...

Loved this post. I sure do miss you guys; although, I did enjoy watching Si (on Skype) return his juice to his daddy after swallowing it the other day! I sent you the rest of the article so you'll know how to interpret Caleb's behavior. Keep's so fun!

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