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The Doodle Alphabet ~ My Superhero Tied with Ponytail Rubber Bands
The already going-to- be-a-long-day got longer. Because of flooding at the Mississippi River Bridge at Cape Girardeau, Missouri, the start route was closed.I had to drive about two or two and a half hours out of the way to cross the next bridge down near Cairo into Illinois. I had agreed to escort two little girls I had never met before, over 2000 miles back from a visit with their grandparents. One was almost 6, the other 8. We met in Marion, Illinois, and after lunch, the three of us started our journey. We had our tickets from St Louis to Denver. Then it was going to be Denver to Medford, Oregon. Then another hour and a half or so to drive. One problem: ✈✈our plane couldn't take off from St. Louis because the Denver Airport was closed due to stormy weather.
I pulled out the little writing tablets that I got for 4 for a dollar and pens from the last home show and asked the girls if they wanted to play a game.
“Yes” They both said together.
“We’ve never seen this game before!, one said as I pulled out The Doodle Alphabet from my carry-on bag of tricks and food and a change of clothes for me.
We went through the 12 designs and I pointed out how they could find those shapes in everything around them. Soon they were happily playing together and drawing using The Doodle Alphabet.
I notified their mom of our travel delay.
2 or 3 hours later we were allowed to board the flight to Denver. ✈✈Our flight out of Denver left about the same time.
They continued to play The Doodle Alphabet on the flight.
Then, at Denver, we plus hundreds of hundreds if not thousands of others, were herded to customer service to reschedule our next flight. ✈✈
Well, instead of arriving in Medford about 10 that night, we arrived about 11 p.m. the next night.
Throughout the day, the girls and I walked around the airport at Denver . We ate. We found every bathroom on our end of the terminal. But, mostly we waited and we waited and we waited some more.
Every time we sat down and waited, they both wanted to pull out The Doodle Alphabet and their little notebooks and pens and draw.
Although I had a couple of other games and several other activities, I never pull them out. Why fix what's not broken?
Pen, paper, and The Doodle Alphabet, thank you for being the superhero you were as a few hours turned into two days of waiting! You are my superhero in ponytail rubber bands! 🦸❤️🦸❤️🦸❤️