Saturday, February 28, 2009

It's a Magical Storybook World...

Jan Mader Ignite to Write: Blowing dandelions can lead to a magical storybook world.... writes:

"I love language. I play with words. I am dazzled by how we are alike and how we are different. Blowing dandelions. Watching bubbles. What do they make you think about? What do they make your kids think about? Ask them! Please share. "

Taylor (8):
"Dandelions are for wishing."
"Bubbles are flooooaty...whee!"

Bear (6):
(Ok, to be fair, I asked him over the phone while he was out with Dad, so he was a bit distracted)

Dandelions: "Um...I don't know, nothing really."

(Me) "Nothing?"

Bear: "Well, they remind me of what a sweet Mom I have."
(lol, riiight...he's learned that from his Dad ;-)

Bubbles: "Ooh, I like those!"

Chloe (3):
On Dandelions: "I don't know what a dan-de-lion is...oh wait! I know! A dan-de-lion is like a flower...I sneeze those flowers.

On Bubbles: "Bubbles are for popping. (Singing) Popping bubbles..pop, pop, pop! ...Mommy, can I take a buuuuble bath?"

"sure Chlo..."

(Singing again, as she's walking up the stairs)

"Our imagination is the key,
'cause we never know what we're gonna be...
Come on let's play,
we'll take the day,
come on let's fly away."


Jan Mader said...

I should have known you'd have delightfully creative kids.

Thank you for igniting my imagination with your wonderful list of interests! Jan

Amber~ Care and Feeding of Wild Things said...

Hi Maggie, I am honored that you added me to your "following" list. Thank you! Last night I stayed up late reading your blog. Your writing is spellbinding. I was so tired, I practically needed toothpicks to keep my eyelids open but I couldn't stop reading. You write with such clarity and honesty. I feel I know you.