Nicholas loves to invent things. He builds machines with Legos or Tinker Toys and then tells us the neat things they can do (even if they really can't do them). Recently Nicholas asked me if there was something he could invent for me. I said that I could use something that kept the floors clean. It would need to pick up toys, vacuum, sweep, and mop.
Nicholas quickly replied, "But Mom, you need something to do during the day while I'm at school. If I made that invention then you'd have nothing to do. No, I don't think I'll make that."