Jules really wants to fly. I feel terrible when he asks me earnestly, "Can we build a plane and fly around in it this weekend?" or hear "I want to make a spaceship and go to the moon, where do we get the materials?" or "Maybe I can fly with my glider." I'm not exactly sure how to explain the complexities of such things without dulling his eagerness and enthusiasm. Case in point:
Jules figured if his glider can fly, it should be a simple matter of his riding along with it in order to take flight. I suggested he merely hang on to it and run, but he was insistent that he had to be tied to it. I recommended he try jumping off the stoop with it before attempting to take off from a larger drop. Or, better yet, trying it with something else attached to it other than him. Thankfully, he also thought this would be prudent.
Here he is prior to some trials with the glider attached to a bucket, to be launched from the deck. Fortunately, this exercise convinced him his glider might not be sufficient to make him fly.
Since Jules will be entering kindergarten in the Fall, and our daycare arrangements will be changing, I wanted to take the opportunity to take some time off from work to spend some time with each boy individually. Elliott was up first. I asked him what he wanted to do, and he said he'd like to go to the aquarium. So that's what we did!
Balancing on the brick line
If it's what Elliott wants to do, there'll be food involved!