I love the way my kid thinks

Emmett has found something new to amuse himself with and it’s the oddest thing. A few years ago, I received a ton of odd products to review. They were sorta random and in this bunch of random products was a really tiny scale.

I’m not sure exactly what it’s meant for but I always envisioned a Breaking Bad kinda scenario. Truth be told, when I was coming off Paxil and need very specific amounts of medication, the easiest way to achieve that was to crush the pills and weigh the powder, to ensure I got the correct amount. It’s been in a drawer ever since.

Emmett discovered it the other day and it caught his eye because he liked the nice little leather case it was inside. When he figured out what it actually was, he became fascinated by it. This is a tiny scale that measures very small objects, and not something heavy duty like you’d find at https://www.johnsonscale.com/product-category/scales-balances/analytical-semi-micro-lab-balances/ or that needs calibrated at by https://atlanticscale.com. This is just a simple scale and Emmett is weighing everything he can find.

He was weighing single flakes of fish food, dollar bills, his morning medication (supervised of course) and any other tiny item he could find. His goal is to find something that if it were any smaller, the scale couldn’t weigh it. I think it’s a visual thing for him but he’s having a blast with this thing.

I have said this a million times but it’s worth saying a million more. I absolutely love the way my kids think. I’m blown away, especially in Emmett’s case because I his approach to things is very unique and it challenges my way of thinking. He’s like a little engineer.

I always have a hard time figuring out what to get Emmett for Christmas or Birthdays. Now I know I need to forget Amazon and instead go shopping at places like https://hydrosolar.ca/collections/radiant-hydronic-heating-manifolds or even https://disensors.com/products/accelerometers/ because he’s fascinated by how things work and I truly want to foster that. I happen to think he’s going to end up doing something with engineering but that’s for him to decide.

Rob Gorski

Full time, work from home single Dad to my 3 amazing boys. Oh...and creator fo this blog. :-)