Was the expression I just heard from one seven year old lad.
He's having fun experimenting with chalk, water and microwaves today.
So let's today follow the thought processes of one child, age seven, learning to think through what he wants to do.
He started with just chalk and a microwave. it took 10 minutes before the chalk got hot, but when it got hot it got VERY hot quite quickly.
But it didn't do what he hoped for. He wants the chalk to melt.
So together with Dad he figured out how microwaves work. So how to add water....that was the question.
Do you dip it in water?
Let's try that. Nah...that doesn't work.
Do you sink it on a plate of water?
Well it works a bit, but not very good.
Well that works great! WOW MOM!!! look at this, MOM come quick!
BUT problem, whenever it bubbles it spills over and cleaning up the mess is a problem.
So now what?
MOM! Can I use this? (a glass jar)
Oh...it's too big.
Mom interjects this comment: what can you use now, but then later clean, so you can store your melted chalk in something different later (like your jar)?
Son: after looking around the kitchen. MOM! Can I use this? (bigger measuring cup). Sure.
So... he's having fun and he's learning, and it's all good. :)