I found myself prodding and coaching Beren at a craft table at Warren County Preservation Day. The project was to make a dream catcher. "Back off!" I told myself. I chatted with the woman running the table and another mom who had brought her daughter to the craft table. Turns out, we're country neighbors (we will in the same township), we have a couple mutual acquaintances, and I'd actually been introduced to her husband by those acquaintances via email when I was looking for names of plumbers.
When I finally looked down, Beren had nearly finished coloring his creation of beaded pipe cleaners and feathers. It looked like a peace sign.