Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Using Your Imagination

Little kids
view the world with eyes of excitement. 

Everything is
and full of wonder.

Who doesn't get excited when a toddler
spots a plane in the air.

"Pane!  Pane!"

It's as if we've never seen a plane before.

How about watching ants crawl around carrying crumbs?

How about touching a roly-poly and make it roll into an
armadillo tough shell, over and over again?

Kids are even thrilled by watching a fan rotate
or a cat twitch its tail.

Not only is everything worth watching,
everything is worth imitating.

Our oldest child, Jana, entertained us often
 by pretending a high heel was a phone.
She'd answer over and over,
and we would laugh over and over.
Then our friends would come visit and
we would make her perform all her tricks over and over.

Now Jana has her own comedy act to follow.
Her Little Munchkins provide her hours of laughter.

This is Brookelyn's yo-yo.

Use your imagination.
Yea, we know it's a skirt hanger on a string,
but to Brookelyn,
it's a yo-yo.

This is her butterfly garden.
She tore up beautiful pieces of bright pink tissue paper
and put them in mommy's pan.

The lid, of course, keeps them from flying away.

This was the genius of all geniuses.

Can ya' guess what they were pretending?
Can ya'


It's a blizzard.

Brookie needed a snow storm,
so covered the ground with white stuff.
Snow is white.
Diapers are white.
Works for me!

Of course, I'm the Gramma, and I didn't have to clean it up.

Jana's Little Munchkins provide more than hours of entertainment.
They provide hours of restoration management for Mommy.

Mommy's soon learn the mess is a necessary price to pay
in cultivating an imagination.

(stay tuned....tomorrow I will be blogging more about
cultivating an imagination in your children)

"Isn't it splendid to think of all the things there are to find out about?
It just makes me feel glad to be alive--
it's such an interesting world.
It wouldn't be half so interesting if we know all about everything, would it?
There'd be no scope for imagination then, would there?"

Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne of Green Gables


  1. It is not always fun to clean up the mess but you're so right, cultivating the imagination is so important.

    Also, it's so fun to have kids and be able to view the world through their eyes as we go places. Kids speak so freely and come up with such creative ideas for what things are.

  2. I love this! And would have loved to of been there for the big storm...of the beauty of a young imagination!Thank you for the precious smiles today! Blessings!


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