We recently came across this almost-forgotten testament to my wife’s awesomely resourceful & creative parenting.
When our kids were approaching their fourth birthday, over seven years ago, one of them (I forget which) announced that what she most wanted for her birthday was a “robot unicorn.”
We puzzled over this for a while and I planned to move on to other, more possible gifts.
But Sarah got hold of this small plush unicorn, and sewed on green and red “Go” and “Stop” buttons. (She may have asked what would make a unicorn a “robot unicorn,” and gotten “buttons” as an answer.)
The gift was a hit and became a beloved object.
Sometimes kids can be easier to please than you expect…