Jack isn’t feeling well. He’s got a sore throat and a cough.
At first glance, this picture doesn’t appear to demonstrate that. However, you should consider that this was happening next to him.
And he didn’t want to participate.
But watching this kid –
– sure made him feel better.
I was spreading the quilt over the bed when Phoebe noticed dust dancing in the early morning sunlight coming through the window.
“Look at that,” she gasped, watching with wonder as she passed her hand through it.
“Shoo! Shoo!” Jackson giggled, waving his hands wildly at the particles.
I smiled at them, remembering the joy both Lucy and Julia experienced when they first discovered the “fairies.”
“I know what these are, Mom,” she said solemnly.
“They’re the dust people.”
“The dust people,” I repeated.
“They take you through the portal to the place where you’re dead.”
1. Sleep in.
2. Stay in your pajamas.
3. Play in the snow.
(Under their snow clothes, they are still wearing pajamas.)
4. Do whatever else you want, in your pajamas, of course.
We’d planned to do a melty crayon craft while Jack napped, Bee and I, but he never napped. I repeat, NEVER NAPPED. A not-napped Bub and hot wax is a recipe for disfigurement, so we decided we’d better do something else. Since a not-napped Bub is also an ornery, needful, and very particular sort of man, our aim was to use the craft to distract and delight him.
Behold, the cardboard box train.
The ingredients to make this cardboard box train include a cardboard box leftover from Christmas, duct tape, construction paper, more duct tape, a bit of rope, imagination, and oh, duct tape.
Bee was excited to show it off for the camera, but also to play with Chase from Paw Patrol.
Soon, she left the train behind.
Jack got in.
This reminded Bee that she wanted to be in the train. So, we invited her to hop in a caboose made lovingly and with great haste and enthusiasm by Julia.
This did not make her happy and she expressed it. Jack responded. Then the train went away for a while. But now it is back and loved supremely.
I have a few more cardboard boxes lying around. What should we make next?