A few days ago, Johnny was asking for a robot “that can walk and talk.” Mike found some cardboard, cut it into a robot shape, and gave it eyes and a mouth. Then he and Johnny covered the entire thing in tin foil. Then they cut out a little boy robot. Such a simple craft, and it doesn’t walk or talk the way I would expect a robot to if I had made that request, but Johnny is thrilled!
And it makes me wonder… How often do parents go out of their way to fulfill what they perceive to be a fairly complex request made by a child when in reality a simple solution would suffice?