The Ice Cream Stick Bullets
The Thingy to Shoot Ice Cream Stick Bullets
The Thingy Shoots Paper Bullets Too
When Little Boy was in Primary 1, he got all excited about the Sony Creative Toy Competition. Over a period of 2 weeks, he made a total of ELEVEN different toys from odds and ends. Each toy had to be properly documented so he took sheets of lined paper and in his childish and illegible handwriting, he wrote out all the details concerning his creations.
He didn't win.
The toy that won was accompanied with type written notes (probably produced by a helpful parent) and the workmanship was so skilled that it looked like an adult had helped. Little Boy's school was nice enough to give him a special certificate for Extraordinary Effort. I suppose there was no one else who contributed ELEVEN toys and ELEVEN sets of illegible documentation. Little Boy refused to take part in any more Sony Creative Toy Competitions. He knew he would never win without adult help... and I refused to help.
So I was surprised when Little Boy came to my bedroom to show off a toy he had made encased professionally in its own Carry All Case. He has to take his PSLE in less than a week and my boy is making shooting implements. Sigh! I dunno what to say. I really dunno what to say. He has worked so hard for the past 2 years. It's always been our habit to take it easy in the 2 weeks before any exam. No work on Saturdays and Sundays. Half load on weekdays. I can't really scold him for not studying since I was the one who forbade studying nearer to exams.
But this is the PSLE.
I wish I could scold him for not studying just so that I can relieve my own stress. This said, that thing he made shoots pretty good. When he gets back to school on Monday, those other boys are gonna feel instant lust when they see his toy.