Nuts and bolts

On one of those interminable rainy days, at my wit’s end for what to do with my two young children I happened upon a box of assorted hardware. The lightbulb went on. I gathered the children around the table and gave them a pile of all shapes and sizes of nuts, bolts, screws and the like. They played with these for a good hour, while I had time for a tea and a breather. Just goes to show how desperation can sharpen one’s creativity and survival skills.