I love to make up stories to tell my grandchildren. They are mostly stream of consciousness type tales, with one word flowing into another effortlessly. In them furniture is allowed to walk and talk. Little girls with red pigtails may hunt for dinosaur bones with their friends. Children can do heroic things. The world is occasionally tested and found to be topsy turvy. My fun is found in my grandbabies eyes, their big-eyed looks of incredulity, their cries for more when the end is pronounced.
I ran across this video today. She might be an author in the making. She sure can tell a story!
Once upon a time... from Capucha on Vimeo.
I've always said there are four words that every child in the world knows, and those are, "Tell me a story,." Don Hewitt