My kids really enjoy throwing coins into fountains but I rarely have coins. So sometimes I hand them an invisible coin and they throw that in. (Yeah, I’m shocked that it works too.)
Today we were at Epcot and Elizabeth and Ryan were arguing over who got the next turn to ride in the stroller. In my opinion, it was Elizabeth’s turn for a little while because she hadn’t ridden at all that day. (Elizabeth, being seven, is almost too big to ride at all now but she still fits fine in the BOB stroller and we walk a lot at Disney. So I let her ride for a little bit sometimes.) So I told the kids I would flip one of the invisible coins. And shockingly they both agreed. Elizabeth chose heads and Ryan chose tails and I flipped the coin, caught it, and checked. It was heads so Elizabeth rode for the next ten minutes and then we swapped again. (Elizabeth obviously saw through this whole thing but since she won, she was fine with it. Ryan thought it was a fair way to decide.) I will be really sad when I can no longer solve parenting problems with invisible coins.