Space Au-dyssey

We have a new Obsession of the Week in our house. I’m not sure what prompted it (although we do own the DVD of the Jimmy Neutron movie), but Nigel is fixated on building a homemade spacecraft. He has decided that since his father has done some welding that he would be able to make it for him.

Nigel’s specifications:

“It has to be airtight. I have to study the space machines book [Ah! Mom remembers, from the trip to the library last week] so that I can learn how to make the steering thrusters. And for re-entry, it must have heat-resistant silica tiles made of high-quality sand. And I have to build a space suit with air pressure gauges and liquid-cooled undergarments.”

He spent most of yesterday leaping around the house making spaceship noises. And he has stated that his best friend is going to accompany him, so that they will both go on record as the youngest people in space. Riley, clear your schedule.

4 thoughts on “Space Au-dyssey

  1. Cheryl

    Tell Nigel that we will miss him and Riley terribly, but wish him a safe space adventure! Has Nigel seen The Astronaut Farmer yet? It’s a must see if you want to fan the flames of his Obsession of the Week, but if you don’t, then it should probably be put on the back burner for another place in time!

  2. Tanya Savko Post author

    “Fan the flames!” Good one, Cheryl! I’m sure he’ll love The Astronaut Farmer – we’ll rent it soon. Thanks for the suggestion!

  3. Grandma Madeline Savko

    I think something recent that has “launched” this space travel talk and desire is the movie I told you about that Nigel has watched twice in a week at my house, called Contact, with Jodie Foster. He loves it, and so do I!

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