I know… We’re all excited. But I just had to express this!
I haven’t told my kids I bought a Glowforge because I didn’t want to get their hopes up since I don’t know when it’ll come. My younger daughter, especially, is quite the little artist. She’s 11. And she works with interesting mediums sometimes just because she loves to experiment. Paper, canvas, cardboard, foam… And when she draws things I just keep thinking “Man… I can’t wait to see what she does with a Glowforge!” Especially when just last night she showed me something she cut out of cardstock. And she said “Daddy, ya know it’s really difficult to cut circles.” And I almost let it slip! I wanted to say “It’ll be a whole lot easier when we get our laser.” I caught myself and said “I bet! But you did a great job!”
It is. I got grief from my daughter for cutting cake board circles with the laser though (to put the cake on before frosting so it could be transported easily). She said I was just looking for excuses to use the laser.
LOL. My daughter (the same one mentioned above) broke a piece of glass that’s part of our coffee table a couple of days ago. I have no real way to replace that glass, so I figured I’d replace it with wood. It’s, basically, quarter of a circle shaped. I traced it out onto the wood I purchased. I was about to start cutting and my wife said “Bet you wish we had that Glowforge, huh.” All I could do was laugh. After I cut and sanded it, it was passable on the coffee table… for now.
Oh, the moment I get that coveted shipping e-mail, I’ll be making sure the video camera’s charged. Just for my own fun, I’ll be documenting the unboxing, first forge, subsequent testing, and, of course, the kids enjoyment.
Man, I wish I would’ve kept my big trap shut. It would have saved a lot of explaining, defending, and other… conversations.
good on ya for keeping such a cool thing a secret!
Soon enough! and man what a surprise it will be. Best. Dad. Ever.
I told everyone a year ago. But now my kids don’t believe me. “Sure dad, you bought a laser. Right.” I keep saying wait until I get a glowforge and I will make this or that. I tell them it’s real, it will be here soon. Just like you said about Santa Claus and Easter Bunny. I will show them all… maybe next year.