Quote of the Day: Imagination is more important than knowledge. – Albert Einstein
Boys can invent a new use for nearly any household object. The vacuum and its parts have been a sword, a knife, an instrument, and a communications hose…I think.
I wore my hair short for years. It was wash-n-go easy when my babies were small. I wanted a new look, grew it out, and got a few hair things…or…
Boys have a primal need for adventure. I’ve seen whole crews of them disappear into the woods, “spears” raised to hunt wild animals. Of course, the “spears” are anything from sticks to golf clubs.
That type of wild imagination is fascinating to watch. It inspires me to write “off the page” and challenges me to give boys the kind of adventures they crave.
For more fun stories on raising boys, and their creative use for common objects, see Peace Garden Mama today. My writer-mama-pal, Roxane, has three boys and many adventures of her own.
Journaling Prompt: What unusual use have you, or your kids, found for ordinary things? What adventures did you have with them?