There might be a grain of truth in that, but only the smallest grain.
For example, I spent the whole afternoon figuring out how to do the next of the string tricks. The ones (make that one) I learned from my companions in grade III will only take me so far. So I sat at my computer for a couple of hours yesterday afternoon and learned how to do the cat’s whiskers ... and how to do Jacob’s ladder, which is a two step extension of the cat’s whiskers. Then I grabbed Xavier and told him that I needed to get pictures of these up on the web and could I just have a few seconds of his time to get some photos. Yes, it took him a few seconds and it had taken me two hours.
|... cat's whiskers ...|
He is the one who had the idea to put the whiskers up on his own face. I couldn’t figure out why he was holding the strings up that way. Now I just have to teach the song that goes with Jacob’s ladder and I am through with string games – at least with this little group of kids. Then I will probably find some other kids to torture.