Age 6 for 55 years and counting.
My kids had a friend who lived with his much younger cousins. He liked to come over and spend time with kids his own age. One day they had used lego and their wooden train set to build a city all over their room. Then Emily came spinning into the room, knocking everything over. In her 20’s now, she’s still known as “Hurricane Emily.”
We used a plastic bottle, tight fitting cork, football needle and bicycle tire pump. Took a lot of pumping till the cork blew out and it shot up, giving you a good shower.
But Garfield, isn’t that the same thing?
Worse was to have engines but be out of igniters! We had to send away for them.
On Friday Nights, Marty Robins on WTTW would come on and day, “And now, WTTW Chicago is less than proud to present a film with no redeeming qualities.”
Ah! You beat me to it!
Michelle used to call me, “Help! There’s a spider in my apartment.” One day, she figured out how to handle them. “I put my finger on it, and push till I hear a pop.” “Michelle,” I said. “There’s an easier way.”
Was pretty little when my younger sister said, “It’s cold.” So we went to Mom who said, “Oh, I can do this!” and fiddled a little thing on the wall. A little later it was warmer. A few days later, I felt cold, so I went to mom. “If you’re cold, put some more clothes on.” I realized I was not wearing much, so I went to my room and got a shirt and long pants. Wow, I could adjust for temperature with clothes! Amazing.
Kindof typical for a 6-year-old, actually.
I’ve noticed that!