Wednesday, October 12, 2011

grateful for..make believe

the big boy has always had a brilliant imagination, we've had lots of special friends come live with us over the years.  Christopher Robin & the gang moved in with us when the boy was 2, they stayed for a very long time &  had very particular needs & requests over the years...

There was 'Clonsy', a very sweet little thing, he/she just blended right on in with the rest of the gang but didn't overstay his/her welcome...

When the big boy started kinder he told the teacher how I'd happily leave him at home in charge of his little brother's aged 2yrs & newborn while I did the grocery shopping and things...

In prep his teacher was fascinated by our transient lifestyle, travelling the country in a combie until we stopped here & bought the local fish 'n chip shop in town that we decided to live above, just for a little while until we're ready to go on travelling again...

There are loads more stories, probably more than I know.  I've had to explain myself to teachers and other kids parents on several occasions...

Now the big kid is 10, so I wasn't expecting it when one of the school teachers inquired about hubby's current assignment in Russia!  

We'll have a word to him about flat out lying to the teacher.  He has the wackiest sense of humor, and just quietly, I think it's hilarious & really very clever of him, the way he can make things up so randomly & tell these stories so well that people don't even consider it to be untrue.  I LOVE his imagination & on the plus side his teachers are always pretty impressed with his creative writing...

He did have plans on becoming a film director or movie producer one day, and he heard there's good money to be made in acting, perhaps he's just warming up...

more grateful posts over at Maxabella's..,.


  1. My 15 year old (who has Aspergers Syndrome, which might or might not explain it in his case) has always been like that and still is!

  2. Imagination is a very special thing, I don't think you have any thing to worry about.

  3. That is hysterical, Mel! Oh, foster that fabulous imagination - goodness knows where it will lead him. J x

  4. Interesting topic and very hard to have an opinion on. I always doubt as a parent and teacher, where to draw a line: it is sensitive... no one wants to suffocate creativity, but also not to encourage having no trace of reality.

    Imagination sure is a gift and needs to be cherished. Just keep close look on him, I believe he will outgrow it and keep that special way of seeing and making things more special: just like a film director

  5. Creativity is the heartbeat of a good life. He will be fine (and very interesting!)

    There's my pendant on your post! Yes, I continue to be complimented wherever I go when I wear your bag tags as an accessory... x


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