Santa brought us an easel. He found it at my parent’s house. Gave it a rough coat of paint and there it sat for Christmas morning. This worked because Santa was out of money by the time Christmas came around. Manny was happy and so was Santa. Saturday of this past weekend, we took a trip to Ikea and came across something Santa didn’t see in December, if he had seen it, surely he wouldn’t have spent the time painting the old one! Easels: $14.95! I couldn’t pass it up. It was an upgrade and a total bargain. We spent the rest of the weekend creating pictures, sticker collages, and chalk drawings. Everyone is happy, including the person who picked up the old easel curbside. Win-win!