My kids are big into making up stories lately. When they are showering, Landon and Brooks will make up stories with each other about the cars they have in there, or the dinosaur cut outs that they bring in the shower and plaster all over the walls:
“This diplodocus is eating this tree and then up flies a pterodactyl who bites his head.” (Yes – my kids are super into dinosaurs and know many of their names. Nerds!! 🙂 )
It’s funny to see things that they think are important parts of the story and how their imagination can run wild.
“T Rex is doing gymnastics.”
“Ankylosaurus is getting a piggy back ride on triceratops.”
Lately, Brooks has been on a “…and suddenly” kick.
“There was a car who was driving in the woods AND SUDDENLY there was a bird. And then along came a bear behind a tree AND SUDDENLY the bird landed on the car. AND SUDDENLY they saw a monster truck.” Yes, the stories are filled with “and suddenly”.
It’s also cute to see Brooks make up his stories. As he sees something new in room he adds it to his story:
“There was a (look down at car in hands) car who was driving in the woods AND SUDDENLY there was a (see bird perched on a tree out the window) bird. And then along came a (notice teddy bear tossed in corner of the room) bear behind a tree AND SUDDENLY the bird landed on the car. AND SUDDENLY they saw a (see truck coloring book on table) monster truck.”