Stick a rocket up your....

@ElicBxn (60879)
United States
January 10, 2009 7:28pm CST
Well, the roomie's nephew wanted to go to the craft stores with us today. Really, I figured he'd mostly be bored and that was the case at first. At Hobby Lobby, he was kind of bored, I mean, here were the "old ladies" looking at yarn and patterns. By the time we got to Michael's one of the projects he had seen at Hobby Lobby, but that they had a limited supply of there, had gotten into his brain. He left with a wood car to carve and a rocket and some small rocket fuels so after the car is carved, he can stick one of the launchers in the back and make a rocket powered model car. He also took a toy truck he had and attached one of the launchers on it and set it off, it went flying out of the garage and hit one of the trees, good thing it was only about 6 inches LONG and not a REAL truck! He was so excited he had to come in and tell us all about it! He was acting more like a 6 year old than a 16 year old, it was cute! So, do you know any kids that get all excited when they launch things?
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@writersedge (22579)
• United States
11 Jan 09
Civil Air Patrol If your son loves that kid of thing, he can join a local unit and if they have a good Aeronautics instructor, they should be learning how to safely set off rockets and even compete with other kids. If he stays in long enough, it could help him with a career or with getting a letter of recommendation or at least to learn different skills.
@ElicBxn (60879)
• United States
11 Jan 09
I would love to see this kid getting into one of those amature rocketry groups, but he honestly has been so convinced by his IDIOT mother and siblings that he'll fail, that he avoids groups because he's just sure he will fail. Or to put it another way, he's going to be 17 in March and is only in 10th grade, because his IDIOT mother pulled him out of school for 6 weeks causing him to fail a grade. His sister dropped out because of that, he, on the other hand, chose to move in with his grand parents and is why he's now in 10th grade (which is further than either of his IDIOT parents or either of his siblings made in school.) Both of his older sibs have dropped out, and we can just hope he'll stand being one of the oldest in his class in a couple of years to graduate! Do you get the impression I don't like his parents?
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@GardenGerty (99184)
• United States
11 Jan 09
He may be able to get into an alternative school. We have one that if you can get into, you can work at your own pace and catch up, or finish up a lot faster.
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@ElicBxn (60879)
• United States
11 Jan 09
I don't think they have one of those out in his suburb. But of the 3 kids, he's always been the most willing, hardest worker. And I really think he'd like to brag that he finished when they failed.
• United States
11 Jan 09
*L* My 27 year old gets all excited about some things. Not launching rockets or anything, but he still sounds like a little kid when he gets that way. Gotta love 'em.
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@ElicBxn (60879)
• United States
11 Jan 09
Yeah, its fun to see this. I have some friends who's son was like this when he was 18, I'd bet he still is, but then again, so are his folks!
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• United States
11 Jan 09
My kids allowing their inner child, and my friends here doing the same is what keeps me young. I think sometimes, as we grow older, we forget to let that child out to play, and enjoy and marvel and the most simple things in life. I hope my kids never lose that ability.
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@camomom (7536)
• United States
13 Jan 09
My 27 year old fiance still acts like that when things get launched or destroyed. It's really cute.
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@ElicBxn (60879)
• United States
13 Jan 09
I think its cute too, but kind of funny!
@camomom (7536)
• United States
14 Jan 09
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
11 Jan 09
i have never been to hobby lobby.but my son(aged 2)makes some wierd things(which we dont understand)and gets pretty excited about it.it is good to see his happiness and excitement though.
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@ElicBxn (60879)
• United States
11 Jan 09
Hey, maybe he's one of those baby geniuses http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0118665/
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@riyasam (16578)
• India
11 Jan 09
thanks for the link
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• United States
11 Jan 09
Elic that is every boy's fantasy no matter what age they are. My brother in-law is bad at making things launch now that he has two grandsons. Who knows what my hubby will be like when our grand son arrives and get a little older to play with.
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@ElicBxn (60879)
• United States
11 Jan 09
I don't know about "boy's" fantasy. I think if I had known about rocketry clubs when I was a teen, I might've been there too! I would've liked to gone to space back when I was young and healthy! It was quite a disappointment when my neice turned out to be such a girly girl, and when she was going thru her horsie phase, I seldom saw her.
• United States
11 Jan 09
I have two nephews one is three years younger than my son I do not know him as well as I wish I do. the other one is 10 and boy I do know him. He is the one who spent a week with me last summer. He my be coming with his parents next weekend, we are having a baby shower for my son's girlfriend and mys sister was going to come alone now it may be the whole family. Yikes my house will be full once again. Oh well it will be fun.
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@GreenMoo (11842)
17 Jan 09
Don't all 'boys' get excited by launching things, whether they're aged six, thirty six or sixty?! :-)
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@ElicBxn (60879)
• United States
17 Jan 09
I don't know, don't know much about the creatures.
@slickcut (8141)
• United States
12 Jan 09
well actually crafts are a lot of fun & some people do not really think about such things until they go to one of those fabulous craft stores.I have seen people look around & actually get all into crafts that never really even thought of them before....It is a lot of fun to create & i supposs your roomie's nephew started looking around & thinking "Hey this might be fun..haha...Yes i have taken my kids (teenagers) to a craft store like Micheals or hobby Lobby & actually they got interested & wanted to make things...
@ElicBxn (60879)
• United States
12 Jan 09
Yeah, well, it also involved fire and blowing stuff up....
@stephcjh (32328)
• United States
11 Jan 09
LOL. It sounds llike he got interested in the end LOL. My husband acts like that sometimes too. He likes to do childish things alot of times also.
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@GardenGerty (99184)
• United States
11 Jan 09
My kids made those cars as projects in one class at school. They grew up going to craft stores, and green houses, and zoos, and they thought that was entertainment. No Chuck E. Cheese for them.
@ElicBxn (60879)
• United States
11 Jan 09
Actually, he seldom got to Chuck E. Cheese either, lack of funds... That IDIOT mother would rather spend money on herself than the kids... **paste** about your comment on the previous discussion.... I don't think they have one of those out in his suburb. But of the 3 kids, he's always been the most willing, hardest worker. And I really think he'd like to brag that he finished when they failed.