I did not know that making motors was in my job description when I signed up to be a mom. Apparently moms are supposed to be engineers and physicists.
My son got an invention science kit for Christmas. He likes inventing things, so I thought it would be a good idea to get him one. I don't know what I was thinking.
"Mama, can you help me?" my son asked.
"Sure." I sat down and looked at the directions. I could tell it was going to be fun. The first project was making a motor. Step number one was making a coil. I took the wire and wrapped it around a dowel until it resembled a coil. Then I had to sand the leads.
"Mama, what are you doing? This isn't a wood working project."
"The directions say to sand the top of the leads," I explained.
Then it was time to assemble the motor. I took some paperclips, rubberbands, a magnet, and other assorted things and attempted to put them together. When I was done, I had an odd contraption hooked up to a battery sitting in front of me.
"What does it do?" Bubba asked.
I stared at it. "Absolutely nothing," I said.
"Mama, you're nothing but a mad scientist."
Yeah. And a mad Mama!