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I always liked that Einstein quote <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"> (though when I went to search it I found it's more of a paraphrase than a quote - eh, still like it)<br><br>
So this afternoon my 6 year old dd led (what started out as) a nature tour in our backyard. She had us refer to her as "The Nature Lady". I was hanging laundry and listening in and boy did I learn a lot!<br><br>
For example, I bet you didn't know that George Washington is buried in our back yard. Yup, apparently his grave is right next to the bushes near the swingset. It's unmarked but thankfully the Nature Lady knows where it is. There's also another Revolutionary War hero buried back there but I didn't catch his name.<br><br>
The only one on the tour was my 2 year old ds, but the Nature Lady had a good knack for stepping to the side, asking questions in another voice, stepping back in place and answering them.<br><br>
So what did your kids imagine today? <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Did you know that we live next door to Superman? We can see the roof of his house about an acre away. And did you know that Peter Pan lives in our forest?<br><br>
At least they did several years ago, and I've never heard that they've moved. :LOL<br><br>
Laura <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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Beautiful! And so sweet... and funny!<br><br>
Let me add then...<br><br>
"Did you know, Mom that that clouds are Earth's eyes? The rain are the Earth's tears?"<br><br>
Begs the questions from me: "DS, why does the Earth cry?"<br><br>
DS: "The Earth cries when people are sick."<br><br>
This happened to come up last week while DS and I were discussing the weather of all things... he was sick at the time by the way... fever of 102 and feeling pretty darned low about it, his third virus in as many months. *sigh* And yet, the imagination still going, and going, and going... <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile"><br><br>
The best,<br>
Em<br><br><br>
Indeed, homeschooling...
 

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Well, we had a ballet recital, a performance of The Music Man, and went into space.<br><br>
ETA: Also, apparently some illness was making its way through the doll babies and they all had to quarenteened.
 

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My kids cut some realistic worms out of a richly textured cloth and took turns putting them on each others shoulder for freak out factor. The dramatizing got very intense!<br><br>
That happened right after Bun and Snowa (the stuffed cats) had a domestic argument which had several scripted refinements. I believe Bun (the husband) was contending he was 2 years old and Snowa was insisting he was 4 years old so he could no longer be the naughty Bun who causes a lot of mischief!<br><br>
I am glad there is someone who knows where George Washington's remains are!!!!
 

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This afternoon the kids were spies. They put on spy music (dh made them a CD) and then they "sneaked" around the house. Of course, dd got angry when I looked at her and explained I wasn't supposed to notice so I had to pretend I didn't see them most of the time.<br><br>
Anyone's kids ever play school? My dd has never been, but she likes to sit her brother down and teach him. Complete with "that is correct" or "incorrect", using a stick as a pointer, and the whole teacher lecturing voice. I think she got it from PBS (she used to watch Clifford and Arthur a lot) :LOL
 

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My son has a pet dragon which sometimes morphs into a dinosaur. It looks, to me, like a big black scarf with fringes. My son very gently fed him lunch today, the lunch looked very much to me like my favorite scarf.<br><br>
He also has an imaginary friend who is sometimes called "the boy" and sometimes called "the man."
 

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We have many legends and lots of folk lore that exists here too. When I was a kid we would do the same thing. Today as an adult I still have a legend or two where I live.<br><br>
My son has lots of ghost stories.<br><br>
I use to play school as a kid but my boys don't. I was always the teacher. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/smile.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="smile">
 

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My dd loves to play school! Such power in that pointer stick <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink"> .<br><br>
Recently, my dd has become her own imaginary friend, lol. She has conjured up a new identity for herself (either as a younger sister, or as an older adopted sister), and is perpetually annoyed by the 4 yo imaginary sister in the room (who is, in fact, her <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/nut.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="nut"> )<br><br>
Any other "onlies" out that who use their imagination to create sibling rivalry?
 
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