When I asked him last week what he wanted for his birthday he looked at his Mom for a second and then answered "nothing" in a very sad voice.
So I asked "really all you want is nothing?"
Ayan looked at his mom again
then said "nothing"
Clearly he didn't want nothing and I asked him again:
"You want nothing? A big box of nothing?"
Ayan got really excited about the big box of nothing
"Yes I big box of nothing!" and he laughed.
So that's what he wants....and a bubble gum tree. You really have to watch out how literal kids are when you're talking to them. Sarcasm really doesn't mean much when you're 4.
The big box of nothing is harder than you think. In about 10 minutes I'm going dumpster diving at the Starbucks in Carleton Place (best servers/barista's always). They warned me that there might be a man living in there but otherwise I'm welcome to try to find a box.
Ayan already has scripted out what he wants to happen when he opens the box.
The bubble gum tree is another challenge. I've managed to make one but can't get a good photo. Here's pictures of the process.
|I have a clear flower pot that I put jube-jube hearts in and a wire tree frame. Later I ended up cutting the base down a bit because the tree was tilting|
|Tree with most of the bark. I also twisted the branches to make them more realistic|
|I twisted and tucked in the ends. I put the gum into saran wrap and used fish line to tie them to the tree. I also helped to hold the bark in place.|
|Finished tree. It was hard to get a good picture.|
|Wrapping is really important since it makes it look special. He's going to be one wired up kid...I'm not responsible for the sugar induced mayhem that may ensue.|