I’m not sure if it’s a second child trait or just my son but my 6 year old has the best imagination. It’s so fantastic it actually makes me a little jealous. With just a few small toys he is able to create a brand new world complete with characters and back stories.
No one else in house can go from reality to imagination in 2.5 seconds.
Where is he going during this time? His focus is almost impenetrable and the conversations he constructs are vivid and full of life. There’s always a story and hero. Battles are fought and typically won. Dinosaurs converge with cars and overtake the evil emperor but always return home just in time for ice cream.
It’s intoxicating and I often find myself just watching him play.
Sometimes I think I would rather live in his made-up reality instead of this one.
His seems much more heroic.
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