It is a traditional Christmas routine in our family to ask for presents from Santa. Accordingly, on Sunday evening, the girls wrote their letters with their wishes.
Anjali asked for a bubble wand that blows bubbles that are like snowflakes. Sophia went this way and that and finally settled on an oven that was as big as she was where she could play cook.
I can handle an oven. It is going to take a bit of work, but I am sure that I can take some cardboard, cover it with some kind of sticky wood texture paper, make a plastic door and convert it into an oven. But I have no idea what to do about a bubble wand that blows snowflakes. Honestly!
On Monday morning, I was cutting up some plastic bangs to make a skipping rope and Anjali was painting her Krishna
"You can make anything from anything", I said confidently.
"But you cant make a bubble wand that blows snowflakes", she said. "Can you?", she added in a worried kind of voice.
"I haven't really thought about it", I said, though I had thought of little else all evening. "Its quite hard, I think, Maybe even Santa may not be able to do it. " I was clearly expecting a kind of a escape route. I could buy/ make a wand that looks like a snowflake, but I dont think she would buy it as something that Santa gave her.
"It has to be a little magical", she said.
Last year, when i made the castle for Sophia's Christmas present, Anjali took one look at it and said "It looks like something mommy made!"
I therefore reckon that she suspects and must make sure that the handmade stuff dont look so mummy signatured.