Literary Quote

A word is dead when it is said, some say. I say it just begins to live that day.

Emily Dickinson

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Where do your kids live?

I don't know about your kids, but my kids live in quite an intricate fantasy world. I know my memory is bad, but I don't even remotely remember coming up with half of the stuff my kids do for entertainment. Actually, this said entertainment borders on reality for my kids. For instance, at this moment, I have three possible dragon eggs cradled in many a pillow case and jacket in the girls room. Mandy and Lucy had looked to the Dragonology book for insight and guidance as to what to do with these possible eggs and as to what kind of dragon will emerge. I also have a fairy queen (Lucy) in my home who is only the fairy queen at night when she visits Fairyland. "If I'm tired in the mornings, mom, it's because I've been in Fairyland all night." says our precious queen. We have had many a conversation about where the Tooth Fairy lives and how she lives her life. We have spoken many a time about where Pegasuses live and why we don't see dragons. One last one for you. A few months ago, we translated a spell from dragon into English about how to summon a dragon (curse you Dragonology. It will take me years to deprogram what it took minutes for you to install). But since we did not have Unicorn spittle or a feather from a Phoenix, my girls improvised. Yes, they spit in a cup, cut feathers off of a school project, and used a hole in our basement as a makeshift "cave" to use to spread the concoction about. I can't describe to you the disappointment my girls experienced when a dragon did not appear. I admire my children for the things they come up with. They are truly a delight. Now, I need to just find a way to make money off of all of the stories they come up with:)

3 comments:

Frozen Cacti said...

How funny. I always try to think of ways to make $$ from my boys creativity too. I hope you have better luck than me!

Jenae said...

That is so funny!! All I can say is that they will be brilliant adults! We love and miss you guys! When is your spring break?

nature women said...

I believe in you !!! your children are the product of their parents...you all are geniuses of imagination....I love your blog Jen....mom