Posts Tagged ‘Imagination’

Well, that just makes perfect sense.

Thursday, May 7th, 2009

“Mama, will you help me get an orange shirt?”
“Why?”
“I would like to go on the rocketship, and land on a cloud and then walk to the store.”
“Okay.”
Tiller just looks at me expectantly.
“So, what do you need the shirt for?”
“Because my brother said we could only go if we have orange shirts.”
“Well, let’s get you an orange shirt, shall we?”

Here, There Be Dragons

Tuesday, October 23rd, 2007

Conversation with Rollie yesterday:

Rollie: “Mama, if I see a dragon, you will give me a knight, and I will knife the dragon.”
Me: “Um, okay, if we see a dragon, I will let you have a knife and slay him. But you realize that we don’t play with knives, ever, without Mama’s permission?”
Rollie: “But, we do if there is a dragon.”
Me: “Well, yeah, obviously. Also? A ‘Knight’ is the guy who wears the armor, and who holds a sword or a lance, or throws down the gauntlet, okay? ‘Knight’ just sounds like “knife.” And you use a sword to slay the dragon, not a knife.”
Rollie: “Right,” he says, nodding his head vigorously in the affirmative.

Okay. It’s a plan.