From our invention diary:
Day one: come up with a problem.
--For Junior (his younger brother) to stop bothering me.
Day two: list all possible solutions to that problem.
--loock my door, lie, and bother him, tie him up lock him in his house.
Day three: tell three people about your solutions... see what they would suggest.
(talked with mom, dad, and brother): they chose "bother him."
Day four: after talking with those three people, rethink any possible solutions that might not work, and pick ONE to start working on:
Love him and take good care of him :) :) :)
His invention: a cardboard facsimile of the church building with a door opening big enough for a hamster. I'm not quite sure of it's intended purpose, but his dad came to the invention fair, so that was cool :)