How Things Are MadeWithout a doubt, Discovery Channel's "How It's Made" is the kind of thing my 11-year-old future-engineer-of-America can't get enough of. His gift is all about mechanical engineering, spacial relations, making things.
This is hilarious to me, since I can't even figure out how to use a nail with that thing ... what's it called ... oh, yeah, ... a hammer.
My kid knows more about how to make things (Army Jeeps, Blue Jeans, Peking Duck, the Bay Bridge) than anyone I know.
Who the hell was in charge when they sent him to me to mother?!? Well, maybe it was perfectly paradoxical, since I am continuously amazed at his miraculous ability to understand how things work.