One of my little presents this Christmas was a laminating machine - one of those things that allows you to coat sheets of paper with a plastic film.
I tried it out on Christmas Day, and then set it aside.
It gathered dust.
Then a few days ago, Number 1 Son was doing some homework - some really complicated looking science stuff about molecules and whotnot. He was really pleased with his work and was showing it to me when I suggested laminating it. Surely his teacher would be impressed by the extra bit of effort and improved presentation.
We laminated it. It looked really professional and Number 1 Son was even more pleased with his work.
The trouble is, he is now addicted. He wants to laminate everything - his favourite recipes, more homework to go with the last lot, sheets of notes for the games he plays on the PC and XBox. I have lost control of my gadget! It is mine! It should be where I put it, gathering dust, not being used for stuff!
Now I want another present to replace it! What do you think?