If I would write a book…
I would write down all the stories that my children tell. My kids have great imaginations. They talk about castles and kings and rescuing fair maidens. They dress up in my mother’s clothes, or clothes that we get from thrift stores. They dress up the dog and put him in the doll carriage, and walk around the house in their dress up clothes. Then, they put their baby brother in the doll carriage. My kids sing silly songs… and they giggle. Did you know that 4-year olds laugh more than any other age group? One of my kids tells me how when she drinks milk, it can go down one arm and up the other. This way, her arms warm up quickly. Then she giggles.
If I would write a book, I would tell about all the warm things my children like. They like to drink warm cocoa, especially on a cold winter day. They like to hold the new puppies that were just born, and giggle when the puppies tickle their neck. They like the warm sun on their backs, especially in the early days of spring. And how they like to lie on the grass in the summer, looking up at the fluffy white clouds in the sky. They laugh at the different shapes, make up stories about the clouds, and just laze around on a warm summer day. Then there are the days when they want to run and play in the sprinkler, laughing as they throw and splash water on each other. I am totally amazed at how their games evolve from one game to another as they cool off in the sprinkler on those really hot days of summer.
If I would write a book, I would write about all the mixed up words my kids say. Words like “cimanon”, and “aminals”. They really have a good vocabulary for so young.
If I would write a book, I would write about my children’s endless curiosity and wonder about nature. ‘How many stars are in the sky?’ ‘Why does the foam come on the ocean?’ ‘Why do leaves change color in the fall?’ ‘Why do ducks always sleep with their head under their left arm?’ and ‘Are we there yet?’
If I would write a book, I would write stories about my children like these, and many more. These are the stories I would tell… if I would have had children.