As they say, it’s amazing what one can do when one doesn’t know what one can’t do.
I decided I should write down a couple of the kids creative solutions to their problems.
Today Mary broke her lei (an ancient prize from IHOP kid’s night) for the last time. The petals are shot, but she still cried as I gathered the pieces to toss them.
Mary: “Put it back together!”
“I can’t, sweetie, look, even the petals are falling apart. We’ll just get you a new one.”
“I don’t want a new one! We should just glue it!”
“I don’t think there’s any glue that will fix this, Mary..”
“We just need to buy some flower necklace glue…”
And … Last week Mary’s balloon floated away. She had five more in the house, but didn’t want any of those and was in hysterics. Trying to calm her I asked what she thought we should do. “Let’s just get some butterfly wings and tie them to me, and I’ll fly up and get it.”