Jingles and his hijinks might be a little too convincing.
Yesterday, Andrew stepped on his Flash action figure, breaking both legs off at the knees. Instead of being upset, though, he set the pieces in front of Jingles and asked that he take them back to Santa’s workshop for repair.
I smiled, arrogantly thinking I could fix Flash and have him back to Andrew in no time. I just needed to remember to collect the pieces after the kids went to bed, fix the toy, then stage him with Jingles to complete the illusion. Before I headed to bed, I actually remembered to grab the pieces, and initially thought I could just pop the knees back into place.
Oh, was I wrong.
Apparently, there are little pegs which hold the bottom parts of Flash’s legs in place…or, there were little pegs. They seem to have broken completely off. So, now I have to figure out how to repair Flash. Hopefully glue will work, but then Flash probably won’t have legs that bend at the “joint”.
Of course, Andrew noticed that his beloved super hero was missing today, and reassured me that Jingles would bring him back after he was fixed. “Maybe Santa will even put a button on his chest, so when I press it, Flash will run super fast around the house!”
Crap. That, I can’t do. I love that the kids still believe in the magic of the holiday. If I can replace this action figure, I think they will continue to believe. No pressure, right? 😉 Perhaps it’s time to take to the internet to search for a replacement.