Harry is one mechanically talented little dude. Yesterday he discovered our non-spill container of bubble stuff. This kind has a tray for the soap at the bottom, with a high domed lid that screws onto it. Three bubble wands fit into slots in this dome. Harry was intrigued by this thing. He noted very quickly that it wouldn't spill - most tots take this entirely for granted - and wanted to know How it Worked. In very short order he had the thing unscrewed and was investigating its innards. (It had very little soap in it, thankfully.) And, to my even greater surprise, he was able to put it back together! Wow. Yesterday, we went for a walk, and when someone, noticing a fire hydrant for the first time, asked about it, Harry interrupted my explanation to make a clarification: first the firemen have to unscrew the blue nut at the top, Mary, before the water will come out the sides. Now we all know! Thank you, Harry! We have an apple peeler at my place, one of those fancy-schmancy ones that screw onto the tabletop. Once it's secured on the table, you impale an apple onto the prongs at one end of its central wand, then start to wind it towards the peeler/slicer/corer mechanism at the other end. When finished, the apple is - surprise - peeled, cored, and sliced. Sliced into a spiral slinky, actually, much to the children's delight. We had apples for snack yesterday. Harry was completely fascinated by this thing. He spent quite a bit of time, cranking away at the empty machine, just to watch the central wand move forward. This morning, Harry strides in and makes his way almost immediately to the kitchen, where he finds an apple on the counter. He trots out to see me in the dining room, holds up his apple, and says, "Let's sharpen this apple!"