Archive for the ‘imagination’ Category

Happy Thanksgiving

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I love my daughter’s creative eye. Who else would create a patchwork turkey with a sombrero?

Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family!

Tweedle Dumb and Tweedle Dumb’s Other Half

We had a play structure installed in our backyard when I was expecting my third child (so my older kids could play while I was laying on the ground enjoying my morning sickness). It’s really come in handy. Like yesterday for example. I had some work to do in the backyard so I took my two youngest with me to play (I worked, they played). My son is a wanna-be circus clown and his younger sister is a wanna-be in training. I guess I should have been paying better attention:

This is actually tame for the two of them. In case you can’t make it out, they’re sliding down on the front half of a child’s plastic wheelbarrow. I say front half because my ‘clever’ son figured out the back half slows you down and therefore removed it. I usually give the kids a little leeway when it comes to playing in the backyard since the school playground has so many rules. But really if you think about the school rules, they’ re in place for a reason, so kids don’t do ridiculous things that get themselves killed. So of course I had to give the speech that what they were doing was dangerous, but not before I captured it on video (I guess that makes me Tweedle Dumb Mum).

Enjoy your weekend!

From the mouths of babes

We received some sad news recently about a family pet. My husband’s parents were watching a family member’s pet dog when it escaped into traffic. It unfortunately died.  When our kids heard the news they were upset about Scooby of course, but more by the fact that people they knew were upset. The kids made pictures to try give to Nana and Gramps to make them feel better. But my favourite part was my youngest’s plan

I’m  going to go over and fix the dog, all by myself and Nana and Gramps will be happy again!

This whole episode also brought out a new ability in my son. He told me on the way to school that he can see from Earth to Heaven so he’ll be able to keep a watch on Scooby for everyone.

I love the way kids think. It’s too bad that as we age and grow in wisdom we also loose our sense of wonder.

From just a simple bed sheet

I’m always amazed at what kids can occupy their time with. If left to their own devices (and a simple bed sheet), my kids can play together without fighting for over an hour. And that’s a good thing

A simple sheet draped over a bed became a fort then a boat then a cave. All which equaled a great morning of giggling fun.