ravinlunachick Posted December 5, 2011 Share Posted December 5, 2011 Since 2005, we have purchased a special ornament for dd7. They are part of a fairy series from Hallmark. It's an important tradition for us, and every year as we unpack all her fairies to go on the tree, dd and I ooh and ah and remember the year we got them. This year, our local store was sold out, and they had to order one from another store. I stopped by and picked it up today. I also purchased the first of another series for her little sister. We came home, and as I was putting the hook onto her sister's ornament, dd7 asked if she could hold hers. I handed it to her and reminded her to be careful with it. Not even 5 seconds later, the fairy was lying on the floor, with one wing broken completely off. :mad: I was so angry with her. She had been dancing around, twirling the ornament in the air by its hook, and it slipped from her fingers. I tried supergluing the wing back on, but apparently the wings are made from the only plastic substance on earth that superglue WON'T stick to! Grrrr. So, now what do I do? Put the fairy up with one wing, because that's the natural consequence? I could do that, but it will make me very sad and angry every time I see it. Every year, when we take it out, I will be reminded of how angry I feel right now. Maybe seeing it will remind her of how she ought to be careful with precious things, but OTOH, she'll probably stop caring about it after a while. Go try to buy a replacement (assuming I can even find one)? Put up the broken one this year, and make dd earn the money to buy a replacement off ebay? Should I keep trying to repair this one? Is there another way to fix it? It's a thin, delicate wing, so the other adhesive stuff I have (hot glue, gorilla glue) wouldn't work. I don't have anything else on hand to try. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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