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!
I hate to inform you that this post is hilarious. Maybe it's because I was also Mama the Mad Scientist at one point in my life. My son loved science kits.ReplyDelete
I can just imagine the science experiments you had to conduct!Delete
Don't put anything math or science related in front of me - - I will be useless and it will frustrate me. Good luck!!ReplyDelete
I love biology, but anything mechanical is a major challenge! I think my husband should deal with this!Delete
Praise the Lord! The Hurricane didn't need help with this sort of thing. She knew more than the people who invented the kits.ReplyDelete
haha well at least it looked sorta pretty, maybe?ReplyDelete
Yes, it is a very colorful contraption. Maybe someday I will actually get it to do something. ;)Delete
Directions? Are you supposed to read the directions? I think you did well by even looking at the directions!ReplyDelete
I hate reading directions for things like this, but I figured I would get absolutely nowhere if I didn't at least try.Delete
That kind of stuff isn't my forte, either. :)ReplyDelete
I think my husband should work on it with him. I can handle chemical things and biological things, but not motors!Delete
We mothers are supposed to know everything and how to mend things I supposed it comes with the job description.ReplyDelete
I can mend things, but I sure can't build a motor! ;)Delete
That's so funny. You did more than I would have. Sometimes I look at instructions and I'd swear they're written in Swahili.ReplyDelete
LOL. Last year we gave science type kits to the nephews for Christmas. Now I think I know what the parents might have gone through. : )ReplyDelete
I'm useless at ANY type of computer game... even PAC-man. LOL.ReplyDelete