We're in the middle of a huge youth group last minute trip to an ice cream shoppe when Robotics Guy (RG) and I began a discussion about robotics and the robot his group worked on for months. It's now in a storage facility waiting to be brought out at a regional competition in March. RG's talking about an actual engineer who visited their class and mentioned using "connects" and I have no clue what those are. I even RAISE MY HAND to get his attention to ask what "connects" are. I try to relate and reveal that when I was younger, we had "those wooden sticks with wagon wheels at the end".
I get a very professor-ly nod in my direction, "Why yes, K-nex ARE quite similar to TINKER TOYS.....Sunny"
I sink low into my seat and attempt to act as if I were older than three years old. Perhaps it was my sippy cup that gave me away. darn.
UPDATE: I knew someone would have the correct spelling of the object. It's "K-nex" as Anne reminded me. thanks-a-bunch, anne!!