Blurred Wonder

June 1, 2010 by Rieshy
I looked out my window and saw reality blur.
This- I could not stage; it wouldn't have occurred to me. 

Half-face Carbon Filter Particulate Masks are for work.
But, that's why children are such a gift.
They can see the blur,
the fun,
the wonder,
even heroism,
 in everyday reality.

Of course savvy fathers know this,
and use this knowledge.
-To transform scraping latex paint off a garden bench into an adventure.

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Graceful said...

Oh yes, turning work into fun is a true gift!

JoAnn said...

I LOVE IT! You're posts are cracking me up (as usual)...but your kids seem nuttier than usual...are you highlighting their imaginative, practical joking side or is it just the weather?

Cheeseboy said...

I have a lot of paint needing scraping. I should get one to make it more fun for ME! Too funny.

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The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

Your husband is a very clever man! I used to get Emily to help me in the garden by telling her we might find fossils!!!!

Southern Gal said...

What a great way to make them feel they are working on an important "dangerous" task. Just what boys want and need.

KDL said...

My husband regularly gives our oldest his largest pair of pruning shears and has her help cut up his trimmings so they'll fit in our garden waste bin. I took a picture of it and posted it on Facebook and then wondered if people would think we were off our rockers for giving her such a sharp tool. Everyone seemed to understand that this helps her feel like a BIG kid, with a BIG job which gives her a BIG boost in self-confidence. I will treasure that photo for years to come.

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