Moving over to an ivory ball Maddie: This ivory ball has at least seventeen layers. Gabe: Oh my God! Look at the detail on this thing. Maddie: See the larger holes? These were used to carve to the center of the ball. From there, each of the balls inside was carved from the inside out. They can all move independently. Gabe: This is unbelievable. Maddie: Then the design was carved into each ball. Every layer has a different theme. Gabe: I can't even begin to imagine how many years it took to carve this!
All you remember about your child being five is the first day of school and finally having the house to yourself. You remember joining the PTA and being elected president when you left a meeting to use the restroom. You remember being asked "Is Santa real?" and saying "yes" because he had to be for a little bit longer. You remember shaking the sofa cushions for loose change, so the tooth fairy could come and take away your child's first lost tooth. You wished for your child to have all permanent teeth.