I often feel fortunate that my children are obsessed with Rubik’s cubes. There’s nothing easier when I know we’re on a long journey to throw a Rubik’s cube in my bag to know I’ll be able to keep boredom at bay. The boys were super-excited to receive the Rubik’s 2×2 Cube to attempt, as part of the Rubik’s Blogger club.The humour wasn’t lost on me. CM had graciously let them have the cubes, thinking they looked more simplistic that her 3×3 and 4×4 cubes. Little did she know.
The 2×2 cube has more than 3,764,160 combinations. After a week of train rides, plane journeys and coach trips, I’m thinking I’m pretty conversant with each of them.At one stage CM stepped in to sort the situation out for the boys when they couldn’t solve the cube. The next day Mr J had to prise the cube from CM’s hand as life had been taken over by the need to beat this simple puzzle.
There is good in this situation. The Rubik’s cube is still keeping children completely engaged, as much as it did in my childhood. I don’t have to rely on electronic devices to keep my children entertained, which keeps my mum very happy. And that my children have so much commitment to solving what looks to be such a simple puzzle, well that’s family entertainment surely?And, from my family to yours. If you hope for the same sort of frustration and achievement from a small cube which contains so many secrets, here goes. I have a Rubik’s 2×2 cube to giveaway by following the Rafflecopter entry form below. Good luck!
Disclosure: We’re a part of the Rubik’s Bloggers Club and received samples for the purpose of this post. All views and opinions contained are my own.