Remember on Tuesday when I am all BRING IT ON SUMMER?
Well, let me take everyone back to almost exactly one hour after I post how much awesome nerd fun we are having.
And no, I do not take the photo right away. I initially, subsequently and desperately respond to my daughter’s cry-fest with good parenting or at least placating her with kindness, joy, distraction and snuggles, but she will have none of it.
All she wants is:
A THING THAT BLOWS LEAVES AND ELMO WAS IN.
And she wants it made of sparkling green silly putty.
Now most people would think the putty is the most difficult part of the request, but no, I have the exact color putty she needs… just no earthly, or sesame streetly, idea what she wants me to do with it.
We haven’t watched Elmo in weeks so I decide to go with the most unlikely: The Elmo’s World where a tornado sucks the red muppet and his Noodle Family friends into the sky.
As I hold up my sparkly tornado in triumph, I am met with renewed snot and tears and an N-zilla throwing my twister to the ground in disgust.
I move on to the more likely episode where Elmo discusses the weather in terms of sunny and rainy and WINDY. I look at the putty and at my hysterical daughter and out the window, and I realize putty and wind are not very representative of each other. I take a deep breath and make wavy putty lines to wiggle and blow. My despairing daughter does us both a favor and squashes the putty wind before I can get anymore wrong.
Twenty minutes into breaking my daughter’s heart by not being able to make her THING THAT BLOWS LEAVES AND ELMOS out of silly putty, I give up, take some pictures and think: BRING IT ON FALL and HURRY!