When I'm at my youngest daughter's home, her kids often play in the back yard with neighborhood kids. Ages range from almost 2 to 9. Yesterday, as I was sitting in the shade, one little 6-year-old boy brought me a broken Humpty Dumpty egg.
"Can you fix it?" he asked me.
"I can try," I told him. "Let me see it."
So he handed me the cracked egg and I attempted to repair it, noticing that it would latch on one side, but the other side was broken.
"I don't think I can fix this side," I said, pointing to it. I noticed he was breathing heavily and I could hear him wheezing. As an asthmatic, I'm sensitive to the sounds of an impending attack. "Do you have asthma?" I asked him.
"No," he responded, "but I think we have wood glue."
(photo credit: Cover of a 1904 adaptation of Humpty Dumpty by William Wallace Denslow.)
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