ninanevermore: (Motherhood)
My son has been drawing pictures and creating stories lately about a special breed of squids that battle evil robots trying to take over the world. Fortunately, the robots have an Achilles heel: squid ink jacks up their circuits and makes them die. Thank goodness.

Here (with subtitles, in case you don't speak fluent Kindergartener), he explains it all.

ninanevermore: (Motherhood)
I don't understand how a child who can be so sweet can be the inspiration for the distressing notes that get home from his school. After the note I read today, I'm not sure if we need a therapists or an exorcist. Perhaps we should explore the idea of both.

But yet he can be gentle and sweet. I've never met the little devil he becomes at school (though I've seen the havoc he can wreck). This is the child I know.



The little boy in the video? He's beautiful. I wish his teachers could meet him.
ninanevermore: (Bite Me)
My son's teacher talked to me about setting up a meeting with the school's "problem solving team." I agreed, but had no idea what I was in for. Then today I came across this delightful video from the ladies behind "Shut Up About Your Perfect Kid!" and founders "The Movement of Imperfection, which explores the humorous, heartwarming side of raising an imperfect child in a world pre-occupied with perfection." The part in quotes must be true, because I copied and pasted it from their website.

Anyway, these ladies have given me a very funny sneak preview of what to expect at the meeting my husband and I will attend at my son's school. See for yourselves.



Yeah, I'm looking forward to it. ;-P
ninanevermore: (Ferris Wheel)
I wouldn't watch if you are too sensitive or if you've ever lost anyone in a car accident - this video doesn't pull any punches when it comes to showing what happens to people involved in accidents. It's a good reminder how much is at stake every time we get behind the wheel of a car. For heavens sake be careful and pay attention...

ninanevermore: (Motherhood)
Back in November, I shot this little video of my son, who had turned his overturned bicycle into a machine to crush soda cans so they could be recycled, and to crush pinecones just because crushing pinecones is fun. Here he is explaining how his device works.



Mind you, this is just one of many machines my son has invented and built. His other engineering triumph was the "honey making machine" he created out of Legos (because "the bees can't make enough honey by themselves"). That machine, which I failed to document before it was disassembled and the pieces were turned into an airplane, would hum and then make a noise that sounded like "hunnyhunnyhunnyhunny" before producing what looked like approximately 1 once of honey that was immediately consumed by the inventor.

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