Monday, August 27, 2012

Oh, you don't know what's good for bad!

A few months ago, I noticed that we have two types of children in our home.  I continued to observe them and came up with two Vos teams.  They were originally called Team Evil and Team Good.  For obvious reasons, I've been trying to come up with new names for them.  Poor little Genny does not need to be brought up thinking the whole time that she's evil.  Last night Emily and I had a brainstorming session on what the teams should be called other than good and evil.

Team Good consists of Christopher, Spencer, Lizzie and (I assume) Teddy.  These children are and always have been really good.  They worry about making the right decision.  They get upset when they are in trouble and are quick to say sorry.  They are eager to please.  They are hard workers.  They love the rules and are quick to point out when the rules are being broken.  They were really good toddlers.  They get along really well with each other. Chris leads Team Good because as a toddler his idea of fun was putting on a three-piece suit and dancing around the house.  We might want to put Chris on Team Gay.  J/K.  As a side note, how many toddlers own a three-piece suit?  Also his mom said he was always good as a teenager.  I can envision many easy years ahead with these four children.

Team Evil consists of Emily, Calvin, Cameron and Genny.  These children are clever and have really good senses of humor.  I would say they are quick wits.  They were difficult toddlers always challenging authority.  They would run away when asked for a kiss and hug.  They get along really well with each other but not with Team Good.  Team Evil is very passionate.  They aren't really evil.  They are just ok with bending some rules a little.  Team Evil would hide your secret evil doing but they might blackmail you in the process. When I say evil, I don't mean true evil.  I mean eating someone else's candy or hiding in the bathroom to get out of bringing in the groceries.  Just little evil.  They are really all good kids.  I head up Team Evil because I imagine I was a bit of a handful as a child.  I also am pretty darn funny.  And clever.

I think these differences in groups of our children are really interesting and I don't know if you find such divisions in smaller families.  I'm having a really hard time hearing my little kids calling themselves evil.  So Emily and I came up with some other names.  She was quick to call Team Good:  Team Blah, Team Boring and Team Nothing.  We thought of Team Clever for Team Evil.  She came up with Team Nephites and Team Lamanites but that's still too Evil. We talked about Team White and Team Black.  Both colors are good in their own ways.  Both are very different.  Then we came up with Team Metro (for Metroman) and Team Mega (for Megamind).  Cuz Megamind wasn't all bad and Metroman was really good.  I think we'll get shirts made.


Anna said...

I like Metro and Mega

Angie said...

Go team evil! I like Metro and Mega too. I don't really see this same thing in my small family, but growing up we definitely did break out into "teams" (although we didn't pick names!) You might have called us team brunette and team blonde, though. Oddly enough, it was every other child that grouped together too. Team brunette were children 1, 3, and 5 and team blonde was 2, 4, 6. Odd.

kristi said...

I love the T-shirt idea!

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