Rubik’s

Right out of the package.
Right out of the package.

The Little Prince has grown addicted to Rubik’s Cube. His greatest wish was for a 4×4 one to match his 3×3, so I made a special trip–and when he took it out of the package, we found out it was already broken. Luckily, a local toy shop had one 4×4 left, and I snagged it while he was at school the next day. There was much rejoicing, and the Princess asked, “So are you going to take the broken one back?”

Well, there was a no-returns-on-open-toys policy, which I understand, so I did the next best thing. “Take it apart,” I said. “See how it works.”

And they did.