"Mom.... could you make me a hot-air ballooon?" says the little four year old.
"One that I can fly cars with?"
"Uh... you mean like up in the sky?"
"No, in Trevy's room."
"But you want it to fly cars?"
"Just toy cars."
As if that makes it any more possible for me to solve...
"Let me think for a second..."
Now I have a vague memory of reading about an experiment that uses a hair dryer and a bag, of course the bag floats on the hot air... so I did some checking for "making a hot air balloon".
There are some pretty crafty people out there who are making hot air balloons, but not what I needed. It can't be an all-day project, we've got things to do!
"Well, I dunno, Madd. I don't know if it will lift a car.... but let's try something out...."
So I got a plastic grocery bag, the car that she wanted (luckily it was pretty light), and a single embroidery thread and tied on the car.
Heh.Yes, I'm pretty smug sometimes.
Plans with friends! woohoo!
Maddie wanted to make Soleil a bracelet out of solar beads, so we started that,
and then made a charm for the bracelet, too.
Which led to a necklace,
and more charms.
Trevelyn helped me make cookies
while Madeleine made a couple of paper dolls for her friend's dollhouse....
would you look at that?
Our friends said maybe they could come pick us up and take us to the park....
No thanks. We'll ride!
A bit of Dora on the tellie and a bit of gameboy on the couch,
and then it's time
How very lovely to be given this day
and be warm
and spin and spin
and fly down hills
and pretend for hours
and play hopscotch
and find bugs!
and find secret places
Life is fine, indeed.
And we're happy.