John just gave me my entire afternoon at work, with the work network, without Jet. He's going home and getting Jet and letting him nap and he's going to play with Jet while doing his two-hour meeting. Whew...
Jet's gotten a beautiful obsession, lately, with a $5 bag of plastic beads. Most of them are a rainbow of beads big enough to fit easily over pipe-cleaners, some of them are pastel representations of real-life things. Giraffes, lions, butterflies, dolphins, whales, cars, train engines, and even jet plane are all represented as big beads. He loves stringing them on pipe-cleaners with a tiny, tin bell used as an anchor. The combinations he comes up with are pretty cool, too. Easily usable as a random number generator.
I only introduced the bag to him last night, and he's generated nearly eight bead 'rings' so far. I just close the ends on themselves and cover the sharp tips with the beads on either side of the join. They might make good Christmas ornaments or phone jewelry or just to hang on the refrigerator like a toddler's drawings. *grin* He immediately thought about giving them to all his friends, too, and chased Joey (the big five-year-old in his pre-school) around with one this morning. I imagine all his grandparents will get one and maybe Kathy will accept one as well.
Jet's just so proud of making them. It's cool.
It may buy John plenty of time during his meeting, too.