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Saturday, November 26, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving!

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving holiday.  Me and the kids spent the day (still a little sick) with both sets of their grandparents.  Jake was unfortunately still out of state working.  They all came over for dinner and we all ate too much.  The boys were wired from all the excitement the entire day (and into the nite).  The next day we got up early to go Black Friday shopping with my mother-in-law and this is the conversation heard from the boys in the backseat:

O (3):  “Mom, I saw someone throw their tied up shoes over the big lines of power!”

Mom:  “Yes, I don’t know why people do that.”

A (5):  “It’s so they can dry them!”

Mom:  “Well, How do they get them down when they’re dry?”

A:  “They bounce on a big spring and then a pogo stick and get them down.”  

O:   “Aiden, that’s a good idea.  You’re very smart!”

A:   "I know.  Thank you."

It was very hard not to laugh at this conversation.  Everything was said with no hesitation and so matter-of-factly.  As if it's perfectly normal to see a man on a pogo stick getting down his shoes. 

I wonder sometimes what happens to our imaginations as we get older.  Kids are so wonderful! They are full of creativity and imagination.  Anything is possible for them.  They believe dragons are real and fairies and gnomes live in the garden.  And if you wish hard enough, you can make anything happen.  They believe everyone has some good in them somewhere and people bounce around on pogo sticks.  And you know what?  I hope someday I'm lucky enough to see a man on a pogo stick getting his dry shoes off the power lines, while a dragon flies overhead and shimmering little fairies laugh from the grass below.

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