Monday, May 19, 2008

"Life Partners"

FavoriteBoy is going through old schoolwork and records as we try to reorganize our second "bedroom" (which we just use for storage). This evening he came across all his schoolwork from 9th grade health class, which has provided both of us with a great deal of amusement. "Activity 12" from a workbook asks, "What Do I Want My Life Partner To Be Like?" Nathan laughed when he came to this and declared, "Let's see how you measure up, babe!" Here's what he had written:

Personality Characteristics: friendly, funny
Educational Level and Goals: fairly intelligent (I hope I meet this nominal expectation!)
Interests and Hobbies: music (I'm pretty sure I "measure up" in this category at least...)
Views on Religion: Christian
Political Opinions: Republican
(Check, check)
Appearance: clean, not ugly, etc. (This is just awesome.)
Health Goals- Attitude Toward Fitness/Nutrition: healthy, not too obsessive about fitness or nutrition (Oops; does going to the gym five days a week and eating things like spinach smoothies and garbanzo bean sandwiches qualify as "obsessive" about fitness and nutrition?)
Attitudes About Life and Leisure: good to have fun, watch TV, etc. (The season finale of Bones is on tonight at 8:00, and we'll be watching it!)
Financial Goals and Objectives: successful, well-off, not "Bill Gates-rich" (As two musicians, I doubt we'll ever have to suffer by being "Bill Gates-rich.")
Attitudes About Having Children: positive (I like children!)

We both got a kick out of reading that. Nathan also came across a paper on which he had written down everything he ate over the course of three days. The list includes things like "Four English Muffins," "Three servings of spaghetti," "A package of chocolate chip cookies," and "Pizza." It's nice to know that his values and habits have been so consistent over the years.

1 comment:

  1. LOL! That's great - I love how high he sets his standards. *grin*

    I do find the whole "life partner" term a little gross though!