Saturday, July 19, 2014

Life With Young Engineers

From their earliest days, my children have been most interested in technical things. Many household items were disassembled. Popular Science and Make are bedtime reading. They want to understand how everything works.

Quite often I have no idea what they are talking about. I have to ask for context on a daily (sometimes hourly) basis. 

Over the years we have come to an understanding on boundaries for what they can take apart and how risky of experiments they might perform.

Among the great benefits of technical minds? It's easy to convince them to assemble new office chairs and appliances. Heck, this afternoon firstborn watched a YouTube tutorial, then replaced a teeny tiny component in my sister's phone.

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