Yesterday, Jonathan was playing with a mini flashlight when part of it fell off.  He spent quite a while trying to put it back together ("Mommy! The clear part fell off, and when I tried to get that, the bulb fell out.  Where does this black piece go?")  But he was mostly talking to himself or about it, not asking for help.  Then after a while he came to me and said triumphantly that he had fixed it!  All by himself.  ("I couldn't find where that black piece went, but then I found where it should go and I tested it and it works.  It's even brighter than it was before!")


Posted by Heather Daley on June 7, 2008, 8:07 am | Read 2435 times
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That's the son of two engineers! Particularly the "I tested it and it works" part.

Posted by SursumCorda on June 7, 2008, 8:33 am

I should ship my flashlight to him. It kept me alive in the backwoods of Yellowstone and two years after with the same batteries.

I left it on, batteries fried, and I need a gadget guy to fix it.

In the meantime, I bought the same flashlight and am using the old belt case in memory...

Posted by Andy on June 13, 2008, 2:06 am
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