Tuesday, February 13, 2007

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!

2 comments:

Sheila said...

Wow, he sounds very intelligent. Maybe he'll be a scientist one day! Very great hypothysis, seeing if you can color your breath. ;o)

Katie said...

lol. that's fantastic! good for him for thinking out of the box. :)