I had written earlier about my 4-year old friend Jack’s fascination with the Mars rovers, and got this report from his mother about Jack taking the rover model I bought him to preschool for show and tell (although I guess these days they call it “sharing”):
Jack began his presentation by doing his impression of the airbag-encased rover bouncing on the surface of mars, then driving off his landing platform. He then explained to his classmates all about driving around, taking pictures and looking at rocks – illustrating each point with his model. During the question and answer period, he expertly fielded each one, including a question from a parent who was helping out in class that day. Finally, one of the kids asked how the rovers get back from Mars. Flashing his best “you moron” look, Jack answered “that would mean sending another rocket to Mars to go get them, and it takes a long time to get there, and it’s really cold, and nobody would want to go except me and Craig!”.
Jack and I have been discussing our trip for some time – I sure hope we get the chance.