Saturday, June 30, 2012

Inspired Imagination

Inspired by the classic musical piece, Peter and the Wolf, Raphaela set out today on a determined quest to find the wolf that (obviously) lived in our neighborhood, capture it with a rope and take it to the zoo.  For the first time since Raphaela started walking, I had a hard time keeping up with her, as she ran down the hill toward the park.

We checked every corner of the park, and then moved on to a little piece of forest nearby.  Raphaela called out "Wolf, wolf, where are you?" and carried her imaginary rope with such care and devotion that when it came time for a snack, she handed me the "rope" to safeguard, until she finished eating.

One and a half hours later, the wolf was apprently properly restrained, and Raphaela made sure to give the wolf a kiss before he was taken to the zoo.

Never have I experienced quite the adventure, or the sheer joy of a sharing it with a toddler and her wonderful vivid imatination.

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