Five Minute Friday
He came to me this morning, in perfect six year old innocence and told me he was wearing his knight clothes. To a manic mamma at 6:45 this translated to pajamas, which in his grey striped sweater and grey camo pants, he clearly was not in.
“What was that?” I asked.
“I said I’m wearing my knight clothes.” he responded. Duh, mom. “See, my shirt is grey and my pants are grey and I’m pretending they are my knight stuff. And my shoes have a dinosaur on them and, well, I’m just pretending. And today I’m going to hide in the play house and then come out and save the princess from the dragon. So I’m wearing my knight clothes.”
It makes perfect sense, in his completely possible, absolutely tangible imagination. I wish I still lived in that world. Where I could imagine my own kingdom, my knight in shining armor and all at the drop of a hat. I guess that’s what happens when we grow up. We forget that in spreading our wings, we are really clipping them in so many ways. In striving to be an adult, we lose the beauty of childhood. And it is such a beautiful and short-lived gift.
Instead of clinging to our own stories, we lose sight of the dream in the reality. We make things so complicated, all we really need is to step back and lose ourselves in the thought. Just imagine what our lives would be if we gave ourselves the opportunity to just live.
I’m not really the princess type, but I bet there’s a dragon out there for me to slay. And I bet I’ve got a little boy, with blue green eyes who already knows how to dress like a knight. Now, let me find my sword….
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