She cautiously set her cup on the table and watched the melee in front of her. The three of them were playing a game of Pirates. Luckily none of them had known the horrors of a ship being attacked by pirates but for them, the story of Peppa and the Pirates was one that inspired great wonder.
Two overstuffed armchairs that once occupied pride of place in the living room now occupied pride of place in their make believe game as the Pirate ship. And part of this game too was the empty carton which brought in her computer. Today it is the hub of the pirate ship. The controls from which Capt Wow Dinga mans his ship.
On other days, this empty carton becomes an icecream stand from where Ms. Papaya sells exotic icecreams like Brinjal icecream and corn icecream.
At other times Little Po makes it his shop keeper’s till and makes bills for groceries bought from his make believe shop.
How wondrous is the game of make believe, she thought as she saw these little children find joy in simple things like empty cartons, plump pillows, and an unfettered imagination to think out of the box. The toys she buys remain 10 second wonders. What gives them endless joy is the cardboard boxes in which they were packed. Taking on a new role in their game of pretend and make believe.
Sharing these thoughts of mine as I watch my grandchildren play on Corinne’s #FridayReflections.
Have a great weekend all