“Ok, so it’s decided. Both of us will be doctors. There’s only one doctor set so we’ll divide the items. It is mine so I get the stethoscope, ok. Don’t cry about it later. And also I’m the head doctor. T will be the nurse and reception aunty, but please let us not give her the laptop. She will destroy it and can’t even use it properly.” A Jr said.
While I was sitting on my bed surrounded by dangerous-looking voluminous books trying to grasp the complexities of Sales Tax and Accounts, there were some serious career decisions taking place in the next room. As I overheard A Jr and his friends elaborately plan their Doctor Act, I couldn’t help but get mesmerized with their beautiful thoughts and story formation.
Kids have the most vivid imagination. Whether it is about a bird that miraculously appeared and took off with their banana or a fantasy friend who borrowed their ball and never returned, they can cook up and dish out the most frivolous stories with conviction.
A Jr is one such kid. Ever since he saw the Colgate commercials with the sea animals box, he pestered me to get one for him. I had planned to surprise him with it, but before that I got the boxes delivered to me! I was quite excited to see what A Jr comes up with when he has a whole gang of sea creatures at his disposal.
Mind you, A Jr has his own rules. Any character or animal can be anything he wants. So, no matter what the names of the pirates were, he made them into A Jr and Angel. He was the daring one who handled the ship and the cannon, while Angel had the measly spyglass and was incharge of navigation. Their parrot, Popat, helped her.
Armed with the treasure map and ready to strike fortune, the three of them left on a voyage that took them far inside the ocean. Angel is young and couldn’t read the map accurately, so by mistake she took them around a long route where they saw a sea castle and also landed on an island somehow. When he scolded her, she started crying and blamed Popat.
Angel being a girl, she was happy to be friends with a mermaid they found on the island. When A Jr was strolling on the beach he saw the fishes playing volley ball with the octopus in the water. All the fishes were on one side and hit the ball with their heads while the octopus deftly used his eight limbs.😅
Then Popat came flying to him and told him that he heard of a treasure hidden in a wrecked ship somewhere deep in the ocean. At once they set off and after a long time reached the ship, which had a shark swimming around it. He dived into the water fearlessly with a dagger, only to find that another pirate group had already stolen the treasure and left in a submarine! 😛 😦
If your head is spinning right now, welcome to my world! 😀 😀 😀
Every invention was an imagination once. Give your child the freedom to think, grow and see the world the way he likes best and you’ll see his thoughts take flight and weave wonders.