(golden joinery) or Kintsukuroi (golden repair) is the Japanese art of
repairing broken pottery with lacquer dusted or mixed with powdered
gold, silver, or platinum. As a philosophy it treats breakage and repair
as part of the history of an object, rather than something to disguise.
When I was in the 3rd grade, my class read “Little House in the Big Woods” by Laura Ingalls Wilder. Once we finished, we had a Laura Ingalls Wilder day where we dressed up as her and acted her daily life. I remember making corn husk dolls and eating vension soup (yuck 🤢). One hack I learned from that day was how to make a clove apple (aka an apple pomander).
First you grab an apple and some cloves. Make sure your cloves have the ends jutting out from them. Then you start poking the cloves into the apple. You can make them form a heart or make rows or whatever else you might want to do. Once you’re done, you can stick up on a shelf and let it’s enticing scent fill the air.
Generally, I keep the apple until it begins to rot and deflate (3-4 months after making it).
•being cuddled while you hold a stuffed animal
•someone feeding you and them saying “here comes the airplane/train/etc!” while making the sound effects
•footie pajamas that cover your feet AND have hoods
•going to build-a-bear and making your own stuffed animal, naming it, and dressing it up
•new markers where the yellow one hasn’t been destroyed by the darkness (aka the black marker)
•walking through the toy aisles at stores and finding all these wonderful things you wanna get one day
•being able to pick out a candy after finishing up at the store
•going to see animated movies in theaters
•going to the playground and being pushed on the swings
•pillow and/or blanket forts!
•the breeze you get when you go down slides
•holding hands and swinging your arms at the same time
•those big hugs where you get picked up
•cute shaped foods (smiley fries, dino nuggets, spongebob mac n cheese, etc)
•eating food with themed utensils and plates!