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Narnia? Why Yes, Behind the Feather Boas

The magic of a little child’s brain is one of the most exciting things on this earth, isn’t it?  The thoughts hidden inside those cute little heads, behind those big eyes are amazing.

My kids had really vivid imaginations when they were small. (They still do.)  My daughter, now in her 20s, lived in a preschool world with very fuzzy boundaries between what was real and what was imagined. (She would plant beads in the ground and wait patiently for the “bead tree” to come sprouting through the soil. Things like that.) 

We were at Hobby Lobby recently, and, as she always does when we pass by the feather boas, my daughter told me that when she was little she knew there was a Narnia world behind those boas.  Despite the fact that every time she parted the boas and found only the display wall instead of a magical world, her little mind still believed that if she found just the right moment to part those boas, she would be able to enter that world.

I don’t remember how I responded to her when she did that.  In my hurried “mom rush,”  I probably responded with some “how fun” response or something similar.

She says she vaguely remembers me gently explaining that Narnia wasn’t actually behind those boas. I’m sure I was trying to soften the blow of her finding only a white metal wall.  But, she tells me now, that she remained undaunted by the wall. She was still very sure that the magical world behind those feather boas truly existed.

Thinking about that makes me happy. 

Do you have some magical memories too, even your own?

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  1. I thought this post was so sweet, Pam. I really appreciate the creative minds of little kids…and I miss it more than I ever realized.

  2. Yes! I thought I would learn how to fly eventually. And I kept that thought nearly into adulthood, I swear. Now I don't believe it as such.. but hey, technology could surprise us.
    Scarlet thinks that she could go into magical water and get mermaid fins! She can't wait to surprise Cassidy with it. It breaks my heart that it won't happen for her, nearly!

    1. Awww, well if Scarlet is anything like my daughter, she will be believing the mermaid surprise for quite some time!

  3. Kids are amazing with their imagination and their belief. Its funny how at some point and age that those moments stop and their realization that those fantasy's go away. Its sad. Thanks for sharing on Oh My Heartsie Girls WW this week!
    Thanks for linking up!!!
    Have a great week!

  4. I love the imagination of children. I'm 57 and still like to indulge my imagination by making up stories to tell my grandchildren.

  5. What a sweet story! Kids have the best imaginations don't they? Thank you for linking up to the Oh My Heartsie Girls Wordless Wednesday Linky Party!

    Wishing you a fabulous week!

    Much love,
    Lysa xx
    Welcome to My Circus
    Co-Host OMHGWW

    1. Thank you, Lysa. Yes, I love their imaginations so much. My children really opened my imagination up again. (They are 21 and 24 now!)

  6. I don't know that I've ever seen a wall of boas like that, but it's awesome! And what a fun thought. I will totally check for Narnia if I ever come across one of those walls. I'm with her. Narnia is out there somewhere. I used to dig for it in my grandma's closets. I never found Narnia, but I did find some fun things.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog. I've been kind of scarce blogging as well. And, oh my gosh, how I miss the SITS roll call, that showed everyone's latest post! The Saturday thing is cool, but it just doesn't make up for how it used to be. I wonder why that went away. 🙁

    Welcome back!

  7. That is the sweetest story ever! My little cousin used to sit on my lap and "read" me a book. It was usually a blank notebook he flipped through and would narrate a movie he just saw. It's one of my favorite memories =)

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