So cool that your kids have a costume trunk of their own! Like Amy, I grew up near "the woods" and with a passel of neighborhood kids. Lots of fun and adventures.
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Where Does Our Imagination Go?
Do we lose our imagination as adults or are we just afraid to let it soar? I hope we are just afraid to let it soar because that means if I let myself think freely, all that great imagination I had as a kid will come flowing back to me.
Here is a picture of me when I was about 4 with fake braids in my hair at my Grandparents house. I hope that little girl’s imagination is still alive inside my adult head.
I remember spending days during the summer creating forts in our backyard. We create floor plans out of anything we could find…sticks, stones, leaves, toys… Those floor plans were our houses. My mom would never let us have long hair (must be why it’s always long now), so we would put pants on our heads and the legs would be our long pony tails.
The Costume Trunk Book
We never worried about looking silly. It was a lot of fun and that was all we cared about. I hadn’t thought about all the imaginative games I played as a kid until I read The Costume Trunk Book (affiliate link) by Bob Fuller.
I was reading the book to my daughter and her friend and I could see their eyes light up as they thought about all the costumes they could play with. With all of the technology that is available today, putting on a costume and pretending you are something or someone else is still the best fun I know.
My kids have 2 huge boxes in our basement filled with old Halloween costumes, dance costumes and they will often skip the Rock Band and dress up as a princess, Scooby Doo, a pirate or maybe even a mom blogger. I hope to keep their imagination alive!
In The Costume Trunk, Courtney and her friends discovers the magical world of Paddywhack Lane where all they need is their imagination to have fun. As a member of From Left to Write book club, I received a copy of this book for review. All opinions are my own. You can read other members’ posts inspired by The Costume Trunk by Bob Fuller on book club day, July 28 at From Left to Write.
Let’s Talk About Imagination!
What types of games did you imagine when you were a kid? Where did your imagination go? Maybe it never left!
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Love this! As a child, we played swinging statues and war all the time_I grew up with "the woods" in my backyard and a cul-de-sac full of kids. It was the best.
As a kid, my sister and I loved playing restaurant. The outdoors was our restaurant, while sticks, flowers, and nuts were the food. We dished everything out on plates made of leaves.