Saturday, February 11, 2012

The Living Water Tower

One thing you realize when you have kids: Role reversals can take place very quickly.

When we first moved to Berkeley, I enjoyed pointing out the water tower to Elliot. My reasoning was, water towers are fairly unusual in modern-day society, and the fact that we have a prominent one in southwest Berkeley is exciting.

The thing is, when you're 2 or 3 years old, EVERYTHING is unusual. And so, young kids have very different ideas about what's exciting.

As it turned out, Elliot got it in his head that his dad was very interested in water towers. After that, whenever he saw one he would say, "We should show that to Daddy. He likes those."

Then suddenly I had to pretend like *I* was the one excited about water towers.

That said, I am very excited about this "living" water tower in Minneapolis.

It uses a projector to make it seem like it's alive. Pretty cool.

If we're ever driving though Minneapolis, I will point this out to anyone who will listen.