There are two feelings that have walked constantly with me throughout my life: inspiration and doubt. I think that's why I usually answer my children's requests with a hesitant, "Oh-kaaay..."
"Mom, can we make some fancy shoes for a ball?"
"Oh-Kaaay..." Shoes?! I ain't no cobbler! But, let's see what can be done.
"Mom, can we make a fort over the bathtub so we can pretend we're beavers in a dam?"
"Oh-Kaaay..." Probably not, that's crazy talk. But I'll see what I can rig up.
"Mom, can we squish mud between our toes?"
"Oh-Kaaay..." It's only snowing outside and the only dirt around here is chemical laden potting soil and what has collected in the corners of my rooms. But, let's see if I can find an alternative.
This is it, the equation of my life. Want something, doubt it can be done, do it anyway.
Could be worse.
I highly doubt that anyone could confuse soap with mud. But, for the record, both can be adequately squishy when experienced with the toes.