Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Cat's Cradle

Did you ever play that game as a kid? I loved that game! Just a few months ago, I remember begging my sister to play that with me. And because we're so stupid, we couldn't get past about 5 or 6 turns. Then we just laughed because we're old and our kids think we're weird. For some reason Holland decided he wanted to make his room look like a giant Cat's Cradle. I didn't even get a picture because Egypt decided she needed to cut it all down because she had to rescue one of the cats (who didn't need rescuing, by the way). He had used half a roll of curling ribbon and strung it all over his room. His plan was that if his sister or brother came in in the middle of the night, he would have a light sensor set up by the door and then they would get caught in all the ribbon. What he didn't count on was his sister cutting it all to pieces.

He actually wasn't as mad as I was preparing myself for. The next day he had two old phones, more ribbon, blankets and bungee cords strung around the room. I'm not even asking what it is. I guess I should be thankful that he wants to create - but the experiments are getting pretty elaborate. When I was getting two of the kids ready for church on Sunday, he came up with blue fingers. I asked what it was and he said he was doing an experiment with water and food coloring (of course. Why did I need to ask that?) He got out baking soda and vinegar and wanted to see if the water bubbled the same color as he put into the cup. This is my fault. We used to shoot foam rockets 100 feet into the air in our driveway with vinegar and baking soda.

I think he's going to be a spy.

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