Usually when people post videos on blogs or facebook, I ignore them because I am too impatient to sit and watch a video. But when E Tells Tales posted this video yesterday, I gave in and watched it and I loved it! I'm sure everyone on the planet has already watched it, but if you haven't, you totally should. It's adorable.
When I decided to watch it I told myself I would only watch it because I knew I wouldn't cry. But then I totally cried. Right around 7:26 got me. I think becoming a mom has made me somewhat of a sap when it comes to little kids.
I'm so impressed with the creativity of this little boy and especially how so many adults supported him in his clever little dream. I never did anything that cool when I was a kid, but it reminded me a lot of my own childhood. Like how I used to play with the plants in our lush Oregon yard. I named some of them and others became castles and secret doors. One particular shrub had long skinny sticks that fell off of it and those were my hidden keys. I would spend hours sitting on our roof watching the sunsets because I was sure that where the sun met the horizon along the coastal mountains was the edge of the earth. Or heaven.
I want a creative life for Avery. I want her to feel that she can do anything she imagines, even if it seems silly or crazy or maybe a little unusual. I want for her a future of tent forts, garden castles, sunsets and maybe even cardboard arcades.