Wednesday, February 23, 2011
Did you know you can make a car out of a mousetrap and 4 cd's? Did you know that if you look at the directions, it should take you about half an hour to make it? But...if you try to do it on your own, it takes approximately 3 1/2 hours, THEN you look at the directions, and it takes an additional 5 minutes. The mom in this scenario repeated ad nauseum for 2 of those 3 1/2 hours that the step by step instructions were online and JUST READ THE STUPID INSTRUCTIONS. But, WE, being a 14 year old boy, hence, the male of the species, refuses to read instructions. Once the car was completed, he needed to journalize his accomplishment. Since he's the kind of kid who's truthful, as well as likes to give his teacher a laugh, commented in the journal that his mom kept telling him to read the instructions, but that he knew how to do it without any stinkin' instructions. The lady who helped me pick out supplies at the hardware store for this project has a daughter in WE's science class and helped her daughter with her mousetrap car the night before, so she knew exactly what things were needed, so at least we had all the materials. I hate science projects.