This morning my drive home was accompanied by the click-clack of the cube. We were driving home from the Royal Children’s Hospital following a follow up appointment with the paediatrician. Travelling over the Bolte Bridge, Nat decided to start solving.
This all started last year when my younger son was diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome. Nat, my speedcubing son, wanted to come to the appointment so he could learn more about his brother’s illness. On the way home from the hospital, he started solving his cube, solving and mixing it up 54 times before we got home!
Over a year later, he did the same thing, starting at the end of the bridge, solving and scrambling his cube over and over until we got home. Originally, the trip was going to have been to the boys school – a longer trip. We guessed he would solve 100 times. He achieved a massive 91 solves before we got home!
I must admit to being glad to get home as the click-clack of the cube accompanied most of the drive home. Thankfully the traffic wasn’t too bad and the sound of the cube wasn’t too distracting.
This is the activity that inspired my next book as solving this way inspired a fundraiser at school. Watch this space for the book.