Oops. Didn't realize that Sam's 4th grade school Valentine's Day party would be held on the Friday before Valentine's Day instead of the Monday OF Valentine's Day....
No worries. A quick run to the store last night to buy Valentines for Sam to take to school. Nevermind that the selection was picked over, to say the least. At least I didn't have to send him with the Hello Kitty Valentines...
Home again to finish homework and help build the box to collect Valentines from his classmates. No worries that it's now 8 o'clock at night and we're just getting started, how hard could it be?
What, Sam? You want a 2 foot by 2 foot Valentines box that you can put your remote control car in, holes for the wheels to poke through on the bottom, a hole on top for the antenna so you can drive your car around the classroom (masquerading as a Valentine box) to collect your Valentines?
Well, yah, that's not going to fly buddy.
(Nick, don't get frustrated just yet, we'll figure something out....)
Yes, I understand that you REALLY wanted that to be your box. Yes, I also understand the school rules and I'm FAIRLY certain a remote control car in class (masquerading as a Valentine box) is against the rules.
Well no Sam, it doesn't say SPECIFICALLY that you can't do that in the school handbook, but I'm pretty sure it's there if you read in between the lines.
Your second choice? A robot? Yah, no. We don't have robot 'stuff' just lying around.
(NICK, don't get frustrated just yet, he's only ten, we'll figure something out.....)
45 minutes later, after a little tin foil, a hot glue gun and some good old fashioned desperation, Nick and I found ourselves in 'hero' status in the eyes of our 10 year old.
Sure, it's not quite the remote control Valentine box on wheels Sam had envisioned, but the robot was a big hit!