I was inspired to create some sort of a toy for Zac out of this big box we got in the mail the other week.... but I wasn't quite sure what to do with it. Then it finally dawned on me that I could paint it bright yellow, cut out some windows, and pretend it's a school bus.
But, I'm a bit of a perfectionist. And once I had painted it yellow I realized that it needed black stripes. And once it had its stripes I realized that it needed some red headlights.... and wheels that turn "round and round" of course... and a stop sign that flips open, and a steering wheel that steers... and a door that opens and closes, etc etc.
And suddenly I found myself knee-deep in a project that took me 2 full days to complete!
But the look on his face when he saw it for the first time made it all worth it!
So we've been singing a lot of "wheels on the bus" lately, as Zac acts out the verses passionately.
And it's a fun reminder of how the best things in life are free ;)
(the writing on the stop sign is in Cree - this is what the stop signs look like up here in the north)