It’s not Thursday, but I feel the compulsive need to get back into the habit of writing down my little moments. So here we go:
- Flubber fun. The kids and I made some flubber at home yesterday. All it took was a cup of school glue, a cup of cold water, a cup of hot water, and a teaspoon of borax. Some stirring and mixing later, ta da, what we had in hand was gooey slippery mass that delighted us endlessly with its dexterity.
- Hari and I got curious about what caused the glue to become flubber. We googled, and youtubed for a couple of hours, and learnt about atoms, molecules, polymers and flubbers. Learning chemistry was so much fun…! The cherry on top is we now have a solid idea to work on for his science fair.
- Let the above not mislead you into thinking that the the start was effortless. Far from that, we were mired with starting troubles. All I wanted to do was get my laundry started. All Hari did not want, was to get curious about flubber. We silenced those voices and plonked ourselves in front of the laptop. Once we sat down, there was no stopping. Inertia is such a powerful thing, but the gratification coming from overcoming it is even more powerful. It’s not easy, but it’s worth the effort.
- 40 year old in the body of a 10 year old – all geared up with shovel in hand, fighting the wind, and shoveling the snow one scoop at a time. Now the 4 year old in the body of a 10 year old – overwhelmed with intensity of the labor the shoveling calls for, he takes a break, breathes deeply, grabs a fistful of snow from the snow bank and stuffs it in his mouth. What is not to love about this dichotomy?!