Sunday, November 22, 2009

imaginations home grown (closed)

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I see them here

I see them there

I see those LEGO® bricks


Under couches

in the hall

beneath the table

near the wall.

Red, yellow

green and blue

LEGO®bricks come

in every hue.

600 LEGO® bricks

the box said

But at least half of those

are beneath my bed.

LEGO® bricks

seem to repleat


underneath my feet!

I see them here

I see them there

I see those LEGO® bricks


I wrote this poem a year or so ago when my little guys were having issues cleaning up after their toys. Since then, we actually had to take all the toys out of my 7 year-old’s room because he was so bad about not putting things away. He’s slowly earned them all back, and things have gotten much better.

I was thinking though, how I wouldn’t have these itty bitty surprises underneath my feet as much if my kids just stuck to the larger LEGO® DUPLO® bricks. Have you seen these? They’re kind of the middle-man between the little LEGO® bricks and the larger meatier can-fit-one-in-the-palm-of-your-hand variety. My sweeties have been playing with this set this past week and have been having so much fun with them—and bonus, I haven’t found any little pieces beneath my couch!

I love catching them so deep and into their pretend play. Whether it’s the DUPLOs®, their trains, cars, or whatever, they get so wrapped up in their make-believe world and it does my heart good to see them using their creativity and imaginations. They usually get along better when they’re using their minds too. There’s something to be said about taking away all the bells and whistles and electronic items and just having good raw Imagination Play. In their made up world they are pilots and firefighters, presidents and artists. They scale 10 story buildings and shoot off into outerspace, drive big trucks and dig big holes. They fly and fall and become superheroes.

A couple of days ago, my 5 year old came up to me and said, “I know what I want to be when I grow up.” When I asked him about it, he said, “a creator.”

“A creator?” I asked. “What kind of creator?”

“Any kind…whatever I want,” he confidently answered.

And I thought, yes, yes you can.

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