As her room is already overflowing with crafty bits and pieces pilfered from that drawer, I stopped her and told her whatever she needed to tape up, she should bring it out to the table & do it there.
I kept going with morning tasks in the kitchen. I could hear the sound of sticky tape being pulled off. Gosh she was using a lot of it. I turned around to find her happily sticky taping her tragically broken sneakers together for sport!
I died !
Firstly, how completely and innocently unpretentious is she, that she didn't even think to ask for new sneakers?
Secondly, obviously I've been parenting with blinkers on for a few months, cos I had no idea the state they were in !
We raced to the local department store before school started and bought new sneakers, and sticky tape.