For the longest time if you ever asked Payton what he wants to be when he grows up his response has been: Inventor. He is always coming up with wild ideas for contraptions, sketching them on paper, and rigging his toys to do things they weren't originally intended to do.
So when his teacher announced that their class was going to have an invention convention he was 110% on board.
He came up with his idea over a month ago and it was surprisingly simple, but very useful. And he was gun-ho about making it a reality.
I present . . . . the Scooter Basket
Because . . . "when you ride a scooter you have to use both hands, so you don't have any hands to carry your stuff."
He plans to sell it for $5. It will come in different colors and future models will feature a lid.
His biggest selling point . . . "it's big enough to fit a chicken."
Because you know how annoying that is when you want to ride down the street and you have nowhere to put your chicken.
On Friday the classroom was open for parents and a few other classes to come by and visit. The desks were lined up around the perimeter of the room and the kids stood behind their desks to present their inventions and answer any questions.
Here is Payton contemplating his answer to a parents' question/comment:
It was a really fun event. And I was very impressed by the creativity of these kids.
This model was just plain awesome
When you have a sore throat you text what you want to say on your phone, which then relays the message to a speaker you wear on your head. It's the Talkity Talk. I see an infomercial in her future.
And I will definitely be first in line when this comes out
Extra Arms! Sign me up!
The whole event was so stinking cute and fun. All the kids were just beaming with pride over their inventions. Loved, loved, loved it.
Later, Payton told me that he was sooo happy we were still here for the invention convention. That's 1 point for not moving!