Saturday, January 7, 2023

Mischievous Gifts

I have something of a reputation for mischievous children's gifts. I gave a water gun to a boy. It was not long before this was confiscated. I gave some plastic spiders to a girl. She was unable to believe that they were plastic, and was traumatised poor thing. Then I gave a bag of elastic bands to a boy. The chaos that ensued meant that the bag was almost immediately confiscated. I gave some coloured chalk to a girl. She soon drew all over the walls. Today I gave a Fresnel lens to a boy. He had a big smile on his face when he saw what it could do. When the grown-ups asked him what he was smiling about, he hurriedly hid it. At least one of my gifts will live to see another day.

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