Day 225 - Pet Rock.
Hey kids! It's Thursday and my littlest kiddo keeps asking me for a cat. For the record, his request is 90% adorable. He goes through burst of crying about how he NEEDS a cat. I take him to the local animal shelter and show him the kittens. I take him to the pet store and show him the full grown cats. I hope that these visits will dampen out the need for a pet. I, however, realize after months of visits to shelters and stores, we need to get creative, reframe this problem and find a solution.
Today a good friend suggested something brilliant. "Make him a pet rock. Let him carry it around wherever we go." Well, there it is! A solution to the problem and today's project. Now you might think making a pet rock sounds slightly crazy. However, in 1975, a man named Gary Dahl invented the pet rock after he heard his friends complain of their pets. After marketing the pet rocks with their own cardboard box and training booklet, Dahl made millions on a his pet rock idea. There is more here on Wikipedia "Pet Rock."
For today's project, find a smooth medium sized rock, a few paints or markers and create a pet rock. Create a symbol of the possibilities that can be found in the absurd and ridiculous. It's amazing how one creative idea can turn into something that catches fire. I am going to get back to caring for ,"Blueberry" the cat rock, and we will see you tomorrow kids!