Getting Inspiration From Kids (or what to do when you have cabin fever)
We were homebound for a week during the winter break. Cabin fever was setting in. When I had a chance I was woking on my writing, but I was struggling to make progress. I was rescued by my 6 year old. He climbed into my lap when I was listlessly browsing Pinterest, and demanded activity ideas. He loved the cardboard creations I had pinned, and we worked on making a castle together. He drew where he wanted me to cut windows.
When the castle was finished was when the real creativity began. I sat back and watched. The castle was populated, becoming a bustling place. They were having a jewelry show. The people were having issues reaching different levels of the castle, so they invented different “inators” to help them to get where they wanted to go. A rockinator to go up, a bananainator to go down. They had a movie theater (his Kindle) to watch movies.
The next day, a bad guy attacked the castle. I came in the room to hear “say goodbye to your beautiful castle!” as the walls tumbled around the unlucky gem merchants, movie goers and soldiers. It was a sad day for the people, but they will rebuild and recover from this tragedy.