Diary Entry 14
Sometimes the days you are expecting to be long and boring turn out to be something else entirely. I spent the day keeping the smaller children occupied. I didn’t want this particular chore but Palesa said it was my turn. I asked if I could change chores with someone else. I would be willing to gather wood and get rid of the garbage. Palesa smiled at me and said NO.
So I spent the day with the little ones. At first I had no clue what to do to keep them occupied. I tried just letting them play but they kept arguing with each other over the littlest things. I tried making up stories off the top of my head but my brain wasn’t working so well. The stories were boring and putting me to sleep. The children were bored as well. I couldn’t keep their attention. Suddenly an idea hit me in the head. Actually, it was a pinecone thrown by one of the children that missed its target but an idea is an idea.
I introduced my little friends to the pinecone people. Before it was midmorning we had an entire village outlined in the dirt with rocks and populated with pinecone citizens of every shape and size. Our city continued to grow thru out the day. We kept having to clear more land so that we could outline more buildings, bridges, roads, and lakes. By mid afternoon we had help from several of the older children and most of the tribe seniors.
Am I good or what?