I bet you're thinking that I'm talking about a ring of soap around the bathtub- kind of like a dirt ring. Nope. I'm talking about a bar of soap transformed into a ring. This was done by none other than my super-creative seven-year-old son.
The boy was taking an extra long time in the bathtub. I assumed it was because I told him he needed to scrub up real good because he was extra filthy. I assumed wrong. Most of that time was spent carving a hole in the middle of a brand new bar of soap.
When he came out of the bathroom, he had a big grin on his face.
"What's the smile for?" I asked.
"I made something," he said.
"Go in the bathroom. You'll see."
That's when I saw it. "How in the world did you do that?" I asked.
"Oh, I just kept the soap in the water a while. Like about two hours, 'til it got soft. Then I made the hole with my finger. It's a soap ring. Do you like it?"
"Um, well...." I wasn't quite sure what to say. So I said, "It's very creative, but next time, spend a little more time scrubbing and a little less time carving soap."
We'll see if he listens.