Thursday, July 24, 2008

Summer Crazies

My children have moved firmly into the age of imagination. They come up with the most fantastic scenarios and the strangest ideas. Zaya, for instance, has been pretending to be all different kinds of fireworks. My personal favorites are the smoke bombs and the cracklin' balls, but he's also been a ground bloom flower, a bottle rocket, a strobe light...and the list goes on. He hops down on his haunches and yells "Light my fuse!" with his little finger stuck up in the air. It's strange and cute at the same time.

Mim, the other day, informed me that Goki helps to unclog sewers. Apparently he just dives right down the pipe and gets rid of any clogs. And no, we haven't had any plumbing problems recently. This springs entirely from conversations that the kids have had with Art about where water goes after we flush the toilet, drain the bathtub etc.

And if Goki's plumbing career falls through, Mim's got a great career as a bag lady ahead of her. I bought her a cart to use for her little kitchen, thinking she would play "shopping" or somthing similar. Instead, Mim fills her cart up with all sorts of toys and precious treasures and hauls them around the house.

There are a ton of other games and crazy ideas that are currently filling our days, but I won't bore you with the details. Suffice it to say that we're surviving the 100+ degree temperatures so far, and I hope their imaginations will at least last us through August.

We have ventured out a few times, actually, to feed the goats near Grandma Lilibeth's house, and to play in the pool with friends, but since I don't really want to know what my children look like in the middle of heat exhaustion, we haven't pushed it.


Lilibeth said...

I did venture out at 8:00 p.m. when it was only 90 degrees. Rode two miles on the bike and come home to take yet another shower.Thank God for air conditioning.

Qtpies7 said...

Ah, yes, the imagination of the young!

aftergrace said...

Dog days of summer, who wants to venture outside-not anyone I know.
A pool is the way to go for sure.

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

I never realized how busy the summer days are with kids. Even with Ladybug being a year old, we are constantly on the go. Where has the summer gone?

Anonymous said...

Don't you love seeing what they come up with! My Bean is just getting into this kind of play. It's so fun!

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