Thursday, July 5, 2012
Pistons and boys
Tad has this little motor, he recently made a boat that actually worked in the bathtub using it. I do not know what this is, or what the purpose is but "it works and it runs."
He found a tiny, real piston in the shop and Frank said he could have it-it is inside of this cylinder on the end (I think) and it goes up and down as a piston should.
Good lord someone brush this childs hair! Its crazy hair day apparently. He loves electricity, he always has. He understands it and respects it. Frank has taught me to wire, but I am wary of it. Tad is attracted to it! When he was 3 he tried to wire a broken fan into a socket in order to make it run. It was broken because the cord end was cut off by accident somehow. He wired it into the socket! Knocked himself backward and turned a portion of the wall black. He has been respectful of electricity from that point on. He loves to make things go, batteries and wires are part of his "stuff" collection. He takes things apart, figures them out, puts them back together and they work, either again or still. He says he does not want to be an electrician, he wants to be a jack of all trades instead.