she is magic
Did you know that puppets (no matter how simple or in this case homely) have magical powers with small children? This sock puppet is able to comfort, calm and entertain our kids. She has even gotten our three year old to clean up toys cheerfully and head to bed without a fuss. My friend Jennie taught me this technique with Oscar while we were going through a bit of a rough patch when we were all adjusting to having a new baby in the house. Jennie is so good....she can do it with her bare hands! I was skeptical that a puppet would accomplish anything as our son is in some ways wise beyond his years. I thought he'd think it was silly but it worked like a charm. And amazingly, he still loves it. Don't forget to use funny voices....kids love that.