This is my daughter Elissa, who is almost 5 years old. Long-time HC customers may remember Elissa hanging out at the shop as a baby back in early 2006. Now she's getting ready to head to kindergarten in the Fall, and I'm betting she'll be the only kid in her class with wheel-building on her resume.
Elissa recently injured her foot in an altercation with her little brother, and for the past couple days has not been able to walk. So she's been taking some time off from preschool to heal up. Today I decided to put her to work. I know she's good at following patterns, so I showed her the sequence of spoke lacing, and she took to it quickly. She actually laced most of this wheel, until the last of the spokes, at which point she handed the project off to me so she could play in one of the big boxes from QBP.
Tonight she told me she wants to lace another wheel.