Thursday, January 10, 2008
It's a shame they don't have any real toys to play with
There are rocks all over the kitchen table. The girls have been collecting them for some time. When they find a good one -- in the backyard or maybe while we're on a walk -- they immediately wash the rock, decorate it with Sharpies, and give it a name.
Rocks are our friends, you know.
The rocks usually reside in buckets in the girls' bedrooms; however, on Tuesday they came out to play and have stayed out ever since. The girls played with the rocks Tuesday evening after dinner and most of yesterday afternoon and evening. They were so busy that they forgot about their other favorite activities, including Webkinz time on the computer.
While the arrangement may seem random, there's actually a complex situation here. This is Graceful's group and they are sorted according to some hierarchy known only to her. Every single item, including the overturned can, has been deliberately positioned. The rocks have identities too. There are parent rocks and baby rocks. I think I heard her say something about a group of evil rocks that the other rocks fear, but I haven't actually figured out which group is which.
I'm not going anywhere particular with this post -- I just wanted to share this bit of creativity in Jenworld.
at 12:14 PM