Mike and Sophie LOVE building Lego sets. It's one of their favorite pastimes. Usually they end up getting somewhat persnickety with each other, given all the tiny details that need to be tended to...
Mike: "Where's the little one-piece thing that goes in this spot?"
Soph: "WHAT one-piece thing? The directions say you need the half-piece thing."
Mike: "What are you talking about? There's no half-piece thing, Soph!"
Soph: "RIGHT HERE, DAD. IT SAYS IT RIGHT HERE."
Mike: "That says HAIR-piece, Soph. The little dude needs a HAIR-piece."
Soph: "Yeah, so do you."
Mike: "You'd better check yourself. Now where's the half-piece thing that goes in this spot?"
This time, however, they got along quite well. Most likely it's because the Lego set they were playing had to do with a cool alien creature and a spaceships, and if there's anything Mike loves, it's alien creatures and spaceships.
And their sound effects...
Okay, time to get serious. There's work to be done...
And the ship is finished!
"Here, Soph, lemme see it. Look at this. Bvvvvrrrrrrrrrzzzzzzzzzzzzvvvvrrrvvvvbpppttffffffff..."
Mike: "bvvvvvv... oh no, we're losing power! Bvvvvvvvvvvvvv...."
Soph: "Okay, that's enough, Dad. You're not taking this seriously, dude."
Sophie soon realized that there was nothing in the galaxy that could stop her alien spaceship-driving father, so she decided to join him in an alien battle.
Meanwhile, the alien sat quietly.
Remind me - the next time Mike's 8th birthday rolls around - to get him something sensible, like a wrench or something.
On second thought, that would be bad news for my pots and pans. And my ears.