My daughter Lilly - and I'm not sure from where - has recently come up with this idea that she wants to go camping. She wants to sleep in a tent and most importantly make S'mores. Ugh. So I've convinced her that we we could pitch a tent in the backyard and
|Just this easy....riiiiiight!|
Keeping that bit of context, KC., Lilly, & I were at the Eddie Bauer store this afternoon to pick up some clothes, and there was a bin of plastic sporks at the register. Little Miss Outdoorsy immediately spotted them - naturally the pink one - and of course Lilly wouldn't leave the store until we bought one. We tried to say no, but Lilly is one of those kids that would continually remind us about the spork daily for the rest of our lives unless it was purchased. The random things she remembers amazes me. If she ever becomes her high school valedictorian, I'm certain she'd even include a cute anecdote about being deprived of a spork as a 4-year old in her commencement speech. For $2.99, it wasn't worth that kind of torture, so I caved. The spork came home with us.
Amazingly when we got home, I was really impressed with the spork. First off, it wasn't an inexpensive white plastic one like the version you pick up for free at the 7-11. Made by "Light My Fire," it's quite heavy duty, with a somewhat different configuration to boot. In addition to the spoon & fork, it also integrates a small knife edge on one of the fork's outer tines. This was not only a revelation to me (I'm now tempted to trade in all of my silverware for sporks), but to Lilly too. The novelty of the magic pink spork actually got her to eat her dinner for once - if only I knew this sooner!
|A rainbow of colors for your sporking pleasure|
So this gets me to thinking, if you could combine any 3 items into one "multi-tool," what would they be? This could obviously go in several directions, so I'm curious to see what you all come up with!