Day 161: I took away his toys. So he became an engineer.

Day 161: I took away his toys. So he became an engineer.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

My son, whose expensive fidget spinner was confiscated for appalling behaviour, has spent the last 24 hours MacGyvering himself a new one.

It started with this one:

 

First iteration: cardboard, sticky tape, glue, and a bottle cap.

 

It was soon followed by this:

Second iteration: cardboard, stickytape, 8x bottle caps

 

And then this:

Third iteration: 3x bottle caps, sticky tape.

 

The part of me who isn’t upset at him and trying to teach him some discipline recognises the behaviour that probably turned both his grandfathers into engineers.

So I handed him a dowel and some blu-tack. And he made the thing in today’s picture.

This whole episode begs a much broader question: where on earth did all these bottle caps come from?

 

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