Yes, it's another bedtime story of the Bean. He really is a one....and a funny one at that!
Last night it was the usual story. He'd been told 'Lights Out' and so should have been quietly in bed, drifting into snoozledom. Well, all was quiet...until
OK, so it probably wasn't that loud, but it sounded it from downstairs. We went up to his room to find him standing up, on the floor with a piece of yellow, rubber meccano in his hand.
'What are you doing? You should be asleep!' - we were not best pleased.
'WHAT were you doing.'
'I was doing an experiment. See if I throw this meccano over my shoulder I can't see it and it's behind me. And, my eyes don't move as quickly as the meccano, it gets faster and my eyes can't move that fast. See?'
We saw. He was recreating Newton's experiments on gravity. At 10pm. With a piece of meccano. And he's 5. Sheesh, he's got some brain - I just wish he'd let it switch off occasionally!
Anyway, we stopped shouting, applauded him for his thought processes but said there was a time and a place and this wasn't it. He climbed back in to bed.
'Night Night, now get some sleep'
'Night Night. Love you. If I threw it on Mars or on the Moon it would be different, wouldn't it? It would move slower there.'
'Yes dear. Why don't you think about that as you drift off to sleep. But no more experiments tonight.'
'OK. Night night.'
I wonder what tonight will bring.....Einstein maybe?