10 April 2012

I is for Imagination

is for Imagination.

As I stepped into our living room the other day, I didn't realize I was actually walking into Never Never Land; I was then attacked by Jake and Cubbie because, as I was informed, I was not only in Never Never Land, I was also Captain Hook.

But only for about 3 minutes.

Soon we were transported from Never Never Land to a baseball field where the pitcher is now called a catcher, the batter runs whether he hits the ball or not, and no matter how many pitches the catcher throws it's always strike two.

"I am Iron Man!"
Moving quickly from the baseball field to the Island of Sodor spreads out before us, Thomas, Percy, and James puffing quietly from their shed. Bertie the bus joins the fun, and we can breathe a bit easier in this land of friendship and usefulness.

But not before we defeat Vulture and Electro with the powers of Spider man and his undermentioned sidekick...Spider man! With their powers combined, evil stands no chance - and I don't either, those boys have hard heads, and they're not afraid to throw them at me.

It's only when I call a timeout that I can take a breath, a full breath anyway, and maybe greet my wife. I wouldn't have it any other way.


Read more about my theme this April in my intro to the A-Z Blogging Challenge. Or visit the home page here.


farawayeyes said...


Annalisa Crawford said...

I loved watching my kids play when they were younger... although in our house it was ALWAYS after a good half-hour of them sitting around complaining they were bored and hoping I'd mention the playstation. When I didn't, they found their imagination!

Anna Smith said...

Haha great post. Reminds me of the conversations me and my lil sis have; she can come up with some crazy things but makes it all seem so real! :)

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David Wagner said...

Great post. Well done. Sounds like you're doing the dad thing correctly...

Dave the Goof

Mum of One said...

Brilliant. Gosh I hope I can summon so much imagination when my boy gets a little older! Hope you are enjoying the A-Z challenge.
I have total bloggers-block for J :(

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I know it would wear me out!

Nicole said...

This imaginative post reads like a dream....one active one, I must say :)

While the activity may be tiring, it is these moments that will be missed as the little ones grow into teenagers and then into adults. I doubt that I'd have enough energy for one kid, so more would likely exhaust all I have to give.

If you could bottle up your energy and sell it, I'm buying! Well...maybe. lol.


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Sonia Lal said...

Sounds. The imagination of kids!! I did a post on imagination, too.

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Alex said...

As colorful as everything was, I really appreciated the very dry "no matter how many pitches the catcher throws it's always strike two."

Ron Easton for Dads UnLimited said...

What a wonderful blog you have here. I will be back!

Anonymous said...

You make me nostalgic for the days we couldn't move for Thomas and his friends.

Jenni Steel said...


Isn't life fun when we can think and dream with our kids!

Lovely post.

Thanks for sharing it with me.

Nice to meet you.


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