Ode to clothespins

In the world of toys, every once-in-a-while we come across a toy that seems to have never-ending possibilities for play. Back in the olden days, when I used a dryer, I didn’t know about this. But these days, since I use them a lot and they always seem to be around, the kids have discovered one of the greatest toys in the world: clothespins. With clothespins, a few headscarves, towels, etc., and usually some chairs, an unlimited number of things get created. Even now, I just noticed the Dreamer starting to use them again with utmost diligence. Here are just a couple of examples:
a horse-drawn stage coach (using locally-made child-sized aprons, in this case), with the Engineer eating a spoonful of peanut butter


a house