To fuel Pierce's imaginings, we have started reading Harriet the Spy. I have my old beloved childhood copy from the 1980s. I had to tape it together but it still has all the pages (so far). I had forgotten that Harriet is kind of mean in her judgments of others, so we have a lot of open discussions about that as we read. As a result of this book, Pierce has become obsessed with the dumbwaiter in Mrs. Plumber's house. He doesn't understand why we can't cut a hole in the wall to build a dumbwaiter. In fact, he comes up with new ideas and theories every day of how this might be accomplished in our house. He brings these theories to Paul, our family project-master, and while Paul gently explains it's just not possible, this answer doesn't suit Pierce.
Readers, don't you think Paul and I are just so mean, not to let Pierce cut a hole in the wall to build a dumbwaiter? Talk about stifling some ingenuity!
I have a bit of an update on the job front. Seems my CPS background check must have finally come back, because Friday I was sent W2 forms online and a confidentiality agreement to sign. So hopefully I'll be starting some training in the very near future. Thanks to those of you who continue to check up on how the job situation is going - I really appreciate how thoughtful you are!