Monday, March 23, 2015

{#sol15} ingenious 23/31

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I flipped through the photos on my phone and one caught my eye.  I laughed to myself, remembering this story.

You see, a couple weekends ago, the weather warmed up and it was time to remove all things winter. 

My husband was busy working outside taking down the Christmas lights and folding up the multiple blow-up decorations that were once buried under all the snow.  

M. and I were busy locating every snowman, snowflake, and anything else that reminded us of winter around the house.   We made a pile that we eventually carried upstairs to put away until next winter into the walk-in attic.  

P. wanted something to do, but she did not want to put on her shoes and head outside to help her Daddy.  She also didn't want to help us on our snowman hunt inside the house. 

"Mommy, will you play the card game with me?" she asked.

"Honey, not right now.  Let me finish collecting all the snowmen.  Maybe in a little bit, okay?"

"Okay," she sadly replied.

"Did you ask M. if she wanted to play?"  I yelled to her.

"No!  I don't want to play! I'm finding snowmen!" M. answered.

P. walked into the playroom.  After about ten minutes, she was still quiet.  I went to go check on her and found her playing WAR ...

... with her buddy, Olaf.  She was content and happily playing.

"Hey, can I play now?" I asked P.

"No thanks.  Olaf is playing with me,"  P. informed me.

I quickly snapped the picture and showed my husband.  He laughed then wondered, "Is this a parent fail?" 

I told him, "No, signs of being independent and ingenious!"


  1. Well done P. :). Her problem solving abilities will serve her well!

  2. Such a little problem solver. It's good to know that Olaf (or another stuffed animal) can be a playmate when there is no one else around. Love ya, Mom

  3. Absolutely! I love a girl that doesn't wait around for "things" to happen but rather makes them happen! Xoxo

  4. Oh, I don't know if we can give HER the credit. It was probably Olaf's idea! Ha!
    Seriously, though...This is great. Just like when we were kids. My parents NEVER stopped anything to play with us. We developed the means to entertain ourselves and be creative. This is truly a "parent win"! Score!

  5. Ha ha ha, I love this story so much. Olaf looks so happy to be playing War!

    This reminds me so much of my Katie.... actually, I think you've just inspired my Slice for tomorrow!

  6. Funny. Sweet. Olaf is great companion.

  7. Such a cute story. P wanted to play cards, so she found someone to play with. Great!!

  8. So who won the game? Now that was a great solution to her situation!

  9. Hooray for Olaf, and an imagination to make him come alive!

  10. Love the pictures! I laughed with her reply to you that she was still going to have Olaf play with her. Sometime soon she will be asking you to play again. I'm glad the rest of you also had fun getting things put away. I love how glimpsing back through photos can spark these memories!

  11. I love this story! P. is a creative problem solver!!

  12. Oh my goodness! Too cute!
    Yes! Independent and ingenious!


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