I’ve seen the Perplexus in a couple of catalogs and thought that it would be cool thing to have in the school-age room at the CDC. It’s like a video game you hold in your hand and actually move. You have to keep the little BB on the track through the whole maze. One false move and it falls off the track and you have to start again. Omaha had a cool toy store that happened to carry them, so I got one.
Of course, I thought I should try it out before handing it over to the kids.
Guess what? I am terrible at it! This actually comes as no surprise considering I have: 1) astonishingly poor hand-eye coordination; 2) zero patience; 3) perpetual caffeine-induced hand tremors; and most importantly, 4) the heart and soul of a quitter.
Each try goes like this: after three to four minutes of continuously dropping that stupid BB off its stupid plastic track, I pronounce the whole affair stupid and put it back in the stupid box. (I’m nothing if not clever with my insults.)
I’m never going to figure this out. Those kids at the center are never going to get to play this.