Tuesday, February 1, 2011
Although, the statement made was more of a lie than anything else, it amazes me a little. We are born with this natural ability to IMAGINE. I don't really want to begin to try and figure out how Paysen even thought up this story, but I do like to think about his ability to tell one.
The imagination of a child baffles my mind. The trick is going to be channeling the wonder into outlets a little less deceitful. Paysen has a thing, he loves to tell stories. He makes a huge spectacle of it. It usually begins with, "Once upon a time..." the stories are usually about spiders, or snakes, or little boys who go on adventures. . . he is a great story teller. We go back and forth with the stories. Sometimes it seems to go on forever. . . .
We have yet to introduce video games, I don't think this will come anytime soon. I am, in a way against them. Paysen and Parklen will go for hours with imaginative play. They pretend to be on boats, trains, trucks. . .going to grandmas, camping, hiking and thanks to "Diary of A Wimpy Kid" They even pretend to go to Middle School. I don't want to take away their imagination and replace it with sitting around using their thumbs. Call me old fashion but I want the kids who look forward to playing outside, going on walks, pursuing adventure. That's who they are now, and that's who I want them to be forever. . . trust me I know that the question will come someday for an X-box. But, until then......................