This piece is inspired by a writing prompt at Flash Fiction for the Purposeful Practitioner. The prompt included the photo below, the opening sentence/phrase and no more than 200 words.
Nothing is ever as easy as it looks, but my sons don’t believe me.
Scotch tape does wonders on books, but if a cover is off, I always reach for clear packing tape. The trick is to crease the tape before attaching the cover to the inside pages.
Wood glue works for toys, but metal and jewelry glue holds up better. Hopefully it lasts long enough for my sons to forget the toys.
Wooden skewers bought for kabobs work as the hinge of an old barn and for re-attaching wheels to plastic cars.
Sharpies for ripped or worn lettering; toothpicks for unclogging holes; lighters for melting crayons together, but they will be crooked; clear nail polish for small rips and for waterproofing.
I keep trying things and they always seem to work. At some point, I’m bound to fail, but my sons don’t believe me. Nothing is ever as easy as it looks.