Is the best kind... You can't buy or drill the whole motivation and money counting thing and I've been eyeing the opportunity for a We Use Math For Everything In Life demo...
Also, a space shuttle recently landed in our living room...
Dis is a space shuttle in our living room
USD 25 can
buy some love.
This alien abductee seems strangely happy about it.
Judging by the deranged look on my firstborn's face, USD 25 can also buy happiness.
Rockstar is very proud he is now too tall to stand up straight in this thing
But is still disapproving when Little Miss crumples the assembly instructions...
Occasionally you have guests on board....
Escape hatch - they think of everything!
And so all space shuttles should come with escape hatches, should visitors start pulling at your arm and t-shirt...
But ok, here's the money shot:
In more ways than one.
Who knew space shuttles were great for stuffing lai sees for your mum over breakfast?
Had Rockstar work out how much to put in first... (NASA however needs to know they don't need to develop a pen that writes in zero gravity - they can use a pencil.)
Thought it was a great chance for revising his school math (know they did Ways To Make Up 10 and 15 quite some time ago, in the end I decided to ask him to do Ways To Make 5 and then just added a zero behind everything, above).
Then, overheard at recent party: "What's 51+52?"
Me: Rockstar, what's 50+50?
Me: What's 1+2?
Me: What's 100+3?
Me: So what's 51+52?
"Oh his math is quite good?"
Me: Where d'you learn your math?
Rockstar: In school and on IXL (school online homework)... <pause> and in my cardboard space shuttle where I count Hong Baos.
Little Miss laughing at private joke at recent party
And some of what Rockstar wore...
Ps: And here
for more on last year's lai see...