My Son's Science Experiment
Chandler, my 9-year-old, thinks outside the box more than anyone I know. Including me. And I get paid for it.
Tonight, on the way home from martial arts, it was so cold we could see our breath. Chandler borrowed a Dry-Erase marker from my school bag and uncapped it. I had no clue what he was doing.
He started waving the marker in front of his face while he was breathing out. I said, "What are you doing?"
"I'm trying to color my breath," he said.
I laughed at him, not believing it.
"Hey," he griped at me. "It was a science experiment. I wondered if I could color my breath."
Only my child.
*Addendum: Just to redeem myself and prove that I CAN think outside the box, I figured out a way to color Chandler's breath. In the morning I'm going to have him breathe out while I sprinkle colored chalk dust into the path of his breath. His breath will pick the color up and swirl it around. Taaaa-daaaa!