A few weeks ago my son gave his nephew Nathan a model of the SpaceX Falcon 9 Rocket which he and his Dad made together. Today Andy was over for the successful launch. Well, on one imaginative level perhaps not totally successful. To quote Andy: ” It was a success, but sadly the crew/cargo perished because I folded the Dragon capsule parachute too tightly.”
There is a video of this which Alice posted on facebook. It shows the impressive launch with Nathan saying, “launching at ten, nine, eight, etc. and pushing the switch, and toward the end I could hear Alice’s voice in the background saying, ” Oh great, it’s going into our neighbor’s house!” But that did not happen……
It did bring to mind a memory from 35 years ago when I dropped Alice off at the computer lab where my husband taught. He was going to baby sit for her while I did some volunteer work. As I walked out the door I heard him saying, “No, Alice, don’t push THOSE buttons”. Greater minds than mine can figure out why I remembered this at that moment.
And on the right, the Rocket Boys with the Rocket.
I would say something about men and boys and their toys, but I have quite a lot of toys myself, just different ones….