“How do you connect crayons back?” Jacob asked me crying because the tip of a brown one fell off.
“You don’t put them back together sweetie,” I said, half laughing.
He became very obstinate and more upset and said loudly through tears and a runny nose: “YOU CAN JUST PUT TAPE ON IT!”
I tried desperately to convince him that we could throw away the tip and sharpen the rest of it but he was convinced the tape would work.
He ran down the hall yelling “WE CAN JUST PUT TAPE ON IT!” and returned with the Scotch tape.
“It’s not going to work, we’ll get you a new brown crayon,” I said.
He looked so pathetic that believe it or not I actually caved and taped the stupid crayon. In the process I broke more of it off and the whole thing ended up wrapped in tape.
The other day he broke a piece of chalk and insisted I get some “Mighty Putty” to put it back together. I’m drawing the line there…………
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