Boys were making me crazy yesterday, so I proposed a contest: build a space house on the moon using Legos.
Twenty minutes later, the competition was complete.
Cole built a home with dual energy sources, including gears turning a thing to make electricity as well as solar panels. Another area of sleeping, as well as a docking station for incoming space shuttles and a device for sending out communications.
Owen built something and only wanted to talk about two of the features: a radioactive fence and a part that could smash Cole’s building.
Both were declared winners and given a lollipop. The differences between my children can be simply summed up in their buildings–thinker and anarchist. The next ten or twenty years should be interesting.