Do you remember those ads in comic books selling you things that that you wished were true, but never quite happened. Things like x-ray vision glasses, a life size submarine, sea monkeys, and throwing your voice. They promised a world of craziness and fantasy that messed with our kid mind of longing for a world of craziness and fantasy. Maybe that’s why we read comic books.
The gift placed in the box for day 3 of advent was a little snowman promising that if you submerge it in water it will grow to 600 times its size. I had a feeling this wasn’t true. The kids however were pretty excited about having a big snowman around the house for the holidays. So what to do? I kept on saying, “you need to soak the snowman in a large body of water, like our bathtub, if you really want it to get huge. Then it’s to the workshop with old plywood, zigsaw and paint to create what was promised.
So, after the shape is cut, the snowmans’ paint is dry and I’ve convinced the kids that they need to soak the small one in the bathtub overnight the switch is made. And, in the morning we were all surprised by a snowman who has grown 600 times its original size.