P was playing with our Fisher Price Little People; she dug in the bin to get just the right people, matching tables, and matching chairs. Then, she said they needed dishes. I handed her some coins and pony beads to use for plates and cups.
After arranging those on the tables, she said, "They need silverware." She ran out of the room and returned with some real, life size forks from the kitchen and seemed surprised that they were too big for her little play scene. It made me laugh and reminded me of when I was small, and the boys too. I remember getting gifts and thinking that ANYTHING was possible. A tiny little box could hold a pony or a bike. The package size or shape gave no clue to what was inside. I remember that feeling of mystery that everything is possible. It is sad that we lose that innocence when we grow and learn. Of course, we need that knowledge for grown up tasks, but wouldn't it be nice to keep that feeling of wonder and amazement?