As with all boy's projects, the sun was BARELY up before his adrenaline was pumping, and his eyes were flashing with impatience to get going.
But there were things like chores, breakfast, and homework - yes HOMEWORK! These things had to be completed before we could start on the physical building.
This 20 inch balloon is the best we could do instead of finding a beach ball. . . it is tough to do during the winter/spring transition. I pointed out that by the time the electrical parts arrive, a beach ball would be an easier thing to find.
Yeah. That conversation was met with an unimpressed glare. Remember the adrendaline pumping, and flashing eyes at the crack of dawn? Yeah by the time the morning tasks were done - those were both absent. *sigh*
Not wanting this to be a parenting fail - I pushed ahead, and we ended up having a LOT of fun together. :) He placed the pieces, and I had the goo all over my hands, and made sure everything got pasted on both sides. Which meant that I'm covered in glue, and he's relatively clean. If I was a more suspicious person, I'd attribute ulterior motives - but it's just the way the work flowed. SOMEONE had to have hands that could open things, and answer phones. . . and it ended up being him.
We got one layer done, and the enormous thing is now drying. . . it will likely do so all day, so I guess it's TV trays for dinner tonight.
The upside of this is that the sticky, rather pungent surface is attractive to fruit flies. There's at least half a dozen that met their demise just within the writing of this post. Yay, for vaguely smelly projects!
Then eagle-eyed boy finds a flaw we must fix next layer. More tomorrow.