There are a couple of universal truths. Adventures are never boring. Children have vivid imaginations. And, ask a child to imagine the perfect adventure, and I bet you’ll also nurture a future writer and reader.
As its summer, the kids are home and once in awhile, they do get bored. Imagine that! Today, my daughter asked why we don’t go on adventures. Being a writer, I immediately retorted, “Every day is an adventure for a writer!” She looked at me doubtfully, but when I asked if she wanted to work with me to create the perfect adventure, she readily agreed.
We sat down and took notes on the makings of a perfect adventure. It would have to involve a long walk in the heat through hills and valleys, naturally trudging through mud. Thankfully, this would take place in our minds, not reality.
Our perfect adventure would also involve meeting other people, or even talking animals or other-worldly creatures.
Finally, if this were truly the definitive “perfect” adventure, it would have to conclude with the discovery of some sort of baked goods. I’m telling you, my daughter’s taste in pastry is second to none! We decided on lemon bars or brownies as the ideal discovery.
And there we had it…the outline of our story, a child no longer bored, and me thankful for the opportunity to experience my daughter’s imagination.