So there I am in Hobby Lobby. (For International members, Hobby Lobby is giant craft store chain that sells just about anything arts, crafts, and hobby you can imagine.)
I'm in a aisle where my little one is losing her mind over the fully painted miniature animals. Making little families of Momma Lion, Papa Lion, and Baby Lion, etc.
A Mom and her school age kids is a little further up the aisle. I notice she is browsing the diorama materials. (Hobby Lobby sells diorama kits, chunks of "grass mats," miniature trees, and figurines and what not.)
We strike up a conversation. Her son is in (if I remember correctly) 5th grade and they have to put together a diorama with Pioneers and Indians. I find that interesting and she tells me how all her kids each year have projects like that.
I am intrigued and my mind is immediately abuzz with thoughts of where/which 28mm pioneers to get, and imagining painting them up with my kid. My kid's diorama is going to be next level!
I look over what Hobby Lobby has on the shelves.
Stuff like this: