This photo is one of my new favorites! The story behind it is kind of long but worth telling.
At Andrew's middle school, teachers give out cards with ten blank squares on them - similar to a bingo card. Teachers award signatures in the blank squares for a lot of reasons including when they see students helping a classmate, being kind and understanding, and exhibiting exemplary behavior.
When Andrew redeemed his first card, he chose a Rubik's Cube from the school store. I couldn't believe my eyes when he brought it home. I hadn't seen a cube in over 30 years! But apparently, they are the new obsession among all of his friends and I've been more than happy to aid him in his pursuit of acquiring new and different cubes. So much better than video games, right?
It took him about two months to solve his first cube and now he practices on all kinds of different cubes in an effort to improve his time. Right now, he can solve a 3x3 cube (that his dad or I have scrambled for him) in 42 seconds and a 2x2 cube in 15 seconds. It's just awesome to watch and I wanted to photograph his cubes for him as a way to celebrate his success.
And look at the photo! One of them has a V in the center! I think I'm going to make it into a poster. :)