Wikipedia defines a kendama as a traditional Japanese toy which consists of a wooden, hammer-like object with a ball connected to it with a string. SP has been promised a kendama (by his mamma) if he successfully cleans the kitty litter box every day for a week. He was not feeling up to par today so he spent the day with us.
I returned home from a noon meeting to find that his grandpa, Caleb, had done it again. He is famous for making SP toys out of cardboard, wood, plastic, 500 mile an hour tape…whatever he can get his hands on. SP’s cousins, at one time, were mighty jealous of a grumman goose made out of cardboard that SP could get in. It was complete with wings, floats, and a propeller. It actually graced our house for about 2 1/2 years before we relegated it to the landfill. Today he made a kendama so that SP could practice before getting the real thing.
I hope he remembers to clean the kitty litter every day, so that this can be replaced!