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Dinosaurs

– “Granny”, the 3-year-old says in an almost inaudible voice, – “we must close the door”.

The two of us are sitting at the dining room table playing domino, and since the two brothers of 5 and 3 have been running in and out, the door to the hall is open, – and besides, it is quite hot in the room with so many people present, so we have not bothered to shut it.

– “Why do we have to close the door?” I ask innocently.  In reality, I am curious to know if he perhaps has picked up some of the “saving-on-heating-and-the-electricity-bill”- attitude that has been so prevalent everywhere during these cold winter months.

– “Because there are dinosaurs out there”, – he says.

So much for the hopes of a green mindset.

– “Where?” I ask, looking through the door, where all we can see from where we are sitting is my design wall. A few smaller quilts are hanging on the wall in waiting for a more permanent wall space either in our house or someone else’s.

“There!” he says, pointing straight at the quilt below.

– “They are in the forest”.

– “But they won’t do any harm in there”, I try to argue.

– “Yes, they will. They want to come out and eat the Dolphin”  (stuffed toy).

He is not going to allow that, so he resolutely jumps down from the chair and closes the door. He climbs back up, hugs the Dolphin and says: “Now you are safe. I will look after you”.

And we can continue our domino game in peace. The dinosaurs are stuck in the woods, – or at least outside the door.

Eldrid

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8 Responses

  1. Hehe. God fantasi ja. 🙂 – Men egentleg ser det ut som ein skog der det kan vere dinosaurar. 🙂
    Tett urskog, med kanskje store bregner. 🙂 🙂

  2. Eg kan forstå Hayden. Det kan gøyme seg mykje i skogen. Best å late att døra :o)

  3. Eldrid, he’s right. I can see them. If I asked the children at the preschool where I work they would see the dinosaurs too. What a beautiful Jurassic forest you’ve created!

    • Thank you, Amy. Some children are good at spotting things. I didn’t see any dinosaurs till he told me they were there 😉 But it was my intention that the forest should be a little spooky.

  4. OH, he sees life in fabric things, wonderful!! The eye of a budding young artist, enjoying the magnificent work of his Granny. Thanks for sharing this delight. – Mary

    • Mary, – he is the one who used to be fascinated by the colours and patterns on his baby shirt sleeves, and both brothers love to draw and paint, so maybe there are some artisitc genes 😉 It wouldn’t surprise me much as both their father and uncle work in graphics.

  5. Lekker quilt. Herlig med barns fantasi.

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