Thursday, July 1, 2010

Once I Was A Big Boy

The title of this post? Yeah, that's how Dino Boy starts all his stories right now.

"Once I was a big boy, and there were aliens and I SHOOTED them!"

"Once I was a big boy, and I had a sniper gun because I was SPACE MARINE!"

"Once I was a big boy, and I had a T-REX who ate all the other dinosaurs!"

Future writer? I think so.

It's amazing how early storytelling calls to us. For whatever reason, there's something in us that makes us imagine and dream and all that good stuff. I love watching my kids create their own worlds where anything can happen. Everything is magic to them, wonderful, new. I love seeing the world again through their eyes. It reminds me how amazing life truly is.

Anyway, that's my short thought for the day. I'll be signing off early this week for the holiday. But next week is contest time again! (Which means I should probably hurry and finish that final crit from LAST contest...sheesh, I'm lame.)

16 comments:

  1. Cute! Hope you have a good weekend!

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  2. :D That's adorable. He definitely has the storyteller gene!

    Have a great 4th of July holiday!!

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  3. :)

    Too cute. I think things like this might be another reason mothers can be such great writers. I mean, if my coworkers told stories like this, I'd be concerned, not amused/inspired!

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  4. Ha ha!

    Yay, looking forward to contests!

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  5. Awwww. that is so adorable!!

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  6. Cute!

    Have a great holiday weekend!

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  7. Yay for contests...your kid sounds ADORABLE :)

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  8. Oh, that is so cute! My daughter spends a lot of time being a Princess with a British accent. (guess there isn't much royalty in the U.S.)

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  9. Love it - there's nothing more adorable than littel kids telling big stories :)

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  10. That's awesome! :o)

    One of my nieces used to start stories with "When I was a mom … "

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  12. Hah! One of my twins does the same thing, only it's "One time, I was a princess and..."

    It's a match made in heaven, Natalie! We have to get them together. ;)

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  13. Cute! My own Dino Boy likes to say, "When I was a grownup..." fill in the blank. It doesn't have quite the storytelling flair of starting off with "Once" but still makes me smile.

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  14. My little sister says she's not going to grow up because she wants to be little forever. Then I ask her, "Well, how did I grow up?". "You were born that way."

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