Tuesday, October 13, 2009
What do you do when the weather has gone all dark and stormy? What do you do when the wee lass throws a drama of the utmost kind begging for a new princess to play with "the one with all the sparkly stuff, in a married dress and, and, pleeeeeeeze!"? What do you do when you tell the wee lass that perhaps she can put it on her list for holiday gifts and the suggestion causes even more drama? What do you do when an explanation about "a challenge of the utmost kind" falls on determinedly stubborn 4 year old ears?
You pull out some clothes pegs, a fine tip Sharpie pen (no craft paints on hand), and a bit of lace. Then you quickly bring to life Princess Peg, who then needs a Prince...and then as if by magic - wee lass spends the next few hours playing happily with The Royal Pegs. It doesn't even matter that Mama's drawing skills are less than.
...and Mama gets to enjoy her morning cuppa jo.
I must give thanks to the Aussie Waffler for the inspiration.