Bill Nye the Science Guy.
CJ found a few episodes of BNTSG on Youtube, and Max has memorized them. His favorite episode is the one about simple machines. He learned about pulleys, ramps and levers and his most favorite???
He is fascinated by the catapult. In the episode of BNTSG someone even tosses a piano with a catapult.
Apparently, the producers of this program didn't think of what would happen when a 4 year old learns how to catapult things. To them I say thanks. A bunch.
Max doesn't have a catapult, so he just throws things and says he's catapulting them. We have daily discussions about not catapulting things in the house.
This morning during breakfast Max asked "Would our toaster stop working if we catapulted it?"
"Yes, I'm pretty sure that it would stop working, and I like our toaster." then I added a new rule "No catapulting the toaster!"
Then Max says "But we could buy a new one!"
"I like this toaster, it works just fine, I don't want a new one. We will not catapult the toaster."
"Because it will break?" he asks?
"Yes," I agree "And I really don't want it broken."
"But I still want to catapult the toaster!"
"MAX, we will NOT catapult the toaster! It will break the toaster, and it might hit someone and they could get hurt."
Then he says "But what if we took it to that catapult place downtown?"
So, if you are just walking around, minding your own business, and suddenly a toaster comes flying past your head, you'll know why.