Jackson is here on vacation with Mom and Dad but it is still school time back in Seattle and so his teacher prepared an 'adventure' book for him with activities that need to be completed before he returns to school.
When he gets home his school will be on Christmas vacation and so he gets to have an extended vacation.
Mom and Dad are happy to be in New Zealand at this time of year because back home it is dark by 5pm. They are enjoying the warm, sunny days and the extended sunlight in the evenings.
One of Jackson's activities for his 'adventure' book required a ruler so we went looking for one. The one I found for him was a metal one and it just happened to have two very strong magnets attached. After homework was done he had extensive fun, and continues to do so, with the magnets.
Amazing how appealing the simple things of life can be. I well remember how fascinating I found magnets to be when I was young. Ah, for the simple things of life.