Those of you who know me (even a little), know that I LOVE space. So it makes perfect sense that I would enter a contest to win a space pod kit sponsored by fabulous Australian kids’ magazine LMNOP (which stands for Laugh Make Nurture Organize Play).
And sometimes the stars align. Because guess what?! I ACTUALLY WON!
Our prize makedo space pod kit arrived in the mail today! WOOHOO! It’s a really clever, simple idea. The box includes plastic connectors, like tacks and hinges, for creating things from recycled cardboard, plastic, and other materials. This makes it versatile, eco-friendly, and creative. And it means that our space pod will be one of a kind!
We gathered up all the cardboard we could find (which wasn’t a whole lot), and Sonya got busy sawing. You can sort of see where she sawed her left index finger between the knuckle and first joint, but she insisted that she was going to keep doing it herself.
I felt really excited that she was excited. Then she felt more excited that I was excited. It was a feedback loop that amplified our mutual excitement. We kept talking about it all day. As soon as Drex got home, Sonya immediately started chattering about the space pod we would all be building to take us to the moon. First, we need to find a lot more raw materials, though.