Too complicated. Not enough time. (Three to six hours for the glue to dry? No way.) Skipping to next page of SOTW Activity Book.
Whoa! Stop turning the page.
"OR you can use 55 square Lego blocks."
No sugar cubes. (Who keeps sugar cubes in the pantry, anyway?)
10 minutes later, Thing1 is thrilled with his pyramid, and we have enough time left to make Khufu.
The homeschooler's compromise: Where ideal and real meet.