While Your Were Sleeping.
EVERY YEAR, MY WIFE AND I DEVOTE
THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER TO
CONVINCING OUR CHILDREN THAT,
WHILE THEY SLEEP, THEIR PLASTIC
DINOSAUR FIGURES COME TO LIFE.
It began modestly enough. The kids woke up to
discover that the dinosaurs had gotten into a box of
cereal and made a mess on the kitchen table.
The next morning, the dines had climbed onto the
kitchen counter to raid the fruit bowl.
The morning after that, they had managed to breach
the refrigerator and help themselves to a carton of
eggs. "," we heard our girls whisper. "Mom and
Dad are not going to like this."
Things quickly escalated from there. More often than
not, the dinos' antics were less than tidy. They are
dinosaurs, after all.
To be fair, they did clean up after themselves from time
Usually, though, the dinosaurs are just like anybody
to have a good time.
g CATAN J,
WHY DO WE DO THIS? BECAUSE IN THE AGE OF
IPADS AND NETFLIX, WE DONT WANT OUR KIDS TO
LOSE THEIR SENSE OF WONDER AND IMAGINATION.
IN A TIME WHEN THE ANSWERS TO ALL THE
WORLD' S QUESTIONS ARE A WORDSEARCH AWAY,
WE WANT OUR KIDS TO EXPERIENCE A LITTLE
MYSTERY. ALL IT TAKES IS SOME TIME AND
ENERGY, CREATIVITY. AND A FEW PLASTIC
CHILDHOOD IS FLEETING, SO LETS MAKE SURE ITS
FUN WHILE IT LASTS.