I think Ben was listening.
He asked for tempera paint in December and set about painting rocks, leading me to fume about where these things would end up catching dust or require someone (me) to pick them up. Thank goodness I kept my fuming inside, because this dear boy was making the rocks for me, for an eminently practical use.
You are always using Phoebe's toys to weight down your sewing patterns. So here are some rocks to help you with that
I was so touched at his thoughtful observance of my machinations and his excellent, homemade gift that does, indeed, help me out.
It pinches my heart a little bit to think that I will be using these pattern weights long after there are no toys laying around in the dining room.