When I came across 30 metres of pink elastic at an op shop, I bought it with the vague intention of teaching the children some Elastics games. I then met my parents for lunch and when they spied the bundle of elastic in my hand they asked if they could have half. During lunch my dad performed a few elastic magic tricks. Later, he made a photo board and fixed up the arm bands on the children’s fairy wings. My mum, meanwhile, took it upon herself to replace the worn elastic on a pair of pyjama pants I’d left at her house. I haven’t done anything with my half of the elastic yet.