I is for imagination and I have always had a vivid one. You could say as a child I had little too much if you read some of my previous A to Z posts! What with the Aristocats parading around my bedroom and seeing big cats heads in my parents room!
We should encourage kids to be creative and have an imagination. Do you remember the days when having fun wasn't all about sitting in front of the TV or computer but we'd spend hours playing outside in parks, climbing trees jumping in rivers, cycling around. Imaginations would be running wild, one day we ould be one of the famous five another hiding from creatures in the woods.
We used to get all the sheets and blankets out, making tents and camp out in the front room. My friend Nik and I use to lay on two large foot stools and pretend to be mermaids swimming under the sea. Did you ever put cushions down on the floor or played outside where you had to jump on the objects with out touching the floor in case the crocodiles got you?
I mentioned that as a child there were times my imagination ran a little too wild. We used to have a foxes den at the bottom of our garden in the house I use to live in as a child. I loved the fact it was there and on one or two occasions I caught a glimpse of fox clubs scuffling around in the garden. But later in the evening when dusk crept in and our curtains were closed I use to think there was a wolf that was prowling around outside the patio doors with bright red eyes waiting for its chance to get in. I can tell you now, I use to scare the life out of myself!
I loved the Calvin and Hobbs cartoon strips. Hobbs was the perfect imaginary friend. The cartoons were so cute and if I'd of had an imaginary friend, it would definitely be a big, cuddly, cute tiger!
How are people enjoying the A to Z this year? It's not an easy task but so far I am enjoying meeting lots of new bloggers and hopefully will get to me lots more.