Monday, June 9, 2014

The Rocket Has Landed

When Felix was not yet, but almost a year old, he opened a little board book and saw a picture of Saturn. The real Saturn, not a drawing. He completely flipped out. It was obvious to me, who had been observing his every movement and sound for the past 11 or so months, that he was into this. I thought to do a search on hulu for some space themed documentaries with lots of images of planets. I found a series called, Cosmic Journeys and he was transfixed. We never pushed space on the little nugget, he just lit up like crazy, and talked on and on, whenever he saw a galaxy, a moon, a planet... how could we not feed that fire? He is almost 3 years old and it has not stopped. So for Christmas I made him a rocket out of cardboard and duct tape. Happiest boy in the world that morning, and of course, Santa got all the credit.
 It's a pentagon, 5 sides (with wings), and 5 triangle pieces to form the top. I cut a hole for a window, and a door in the back to come and go. Goose tape to hold it all together.

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