“Why are things always coming to life?”

DSC_0250My son Willem (5):  “What is that?”

Me: “It’s a puppet in Mop Dog. What does it look like?”

Willem:  “A garden hose?”

Me: “That’s right!  It’s also a snake.”

Willem: (chuckles)  “Dad why are things always coming to life in your shows?  Why is one thing becoming another thing?”  (laughs again).

Me: “Well Willem, it’s a lot of fun to think this way and this is a cool thing about puppets.  I think you also do this all the time when you play around, turning one thing into something else.”

Willem:  (laughs)”Hmmm, yeah, I guess so.”  He walks away.

Me: I smile, and then finish stitching on the $2 red gas hose that is both faucet and snake head…


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