My eight-year-old son grabbed a packet of bendy straws and plopped them onto the kitchen table. I glanced at the kid and went about my business. I was too busy to inquire what he might be doing with those things.
About five minutes later, he appeared with a bendy straw necklace draped over his neck. Somehow he had managed to connect all of the straws.
"Bubba, why do you have straws around your neck?" I asked.
"I made a straw thing, so next time I need a straw I don't have to search for one."
"Oh," I said, mildly amused.
"And you can use them, too," he added. "Next time you need a straw for an art project, all you have to do is ask, and I'll give you one."
Wow. Sometimes that boy really amazes me!