The Mischief of Minions

Kids, Family, Insanity…

The Simplicity of Children


It is amazing to me how simple children make the world seem if only we take the time to watch them.

We go to fall festivals with enticements like “pony rides” and “petting zoos” and there is nothing wrong with that.

But at the same time, give kids some pumpkins, leaves, sticks and some room to run around and they are just as happy! The games they make up on their own when left to their own devices are hysterical!

If only we as adults could remember how to be that happy to be alive, and to find so much possibility in a mere pile of leaves!

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The Dark Side


Many 4 year olds girls are princess-crazy, pink and purple covered, rhinestone-bedecked floozies.  If it doesn’t have a wand or a crown, they don’t want it.  Everything is poofy and cute and rainbow-riffic in their worlds and that is the way life is supposed to be. 

I should know: my daughter goes through phases of this frequently, and has on previous occasions even brought her crown to bed with her.

She does however, have a dark side to her sweet innocence:  She loves Darth Vader.

S. – Age 4 knows Darth is not the good guy, but I think she feels sorry for him and thinks that he is lonely.  She also has an appreciation for Yoda, but Darth Vader she has up there with Batman and Ironman when it comes to colorful super characters, and Darth is the only one she always blows kisses to at the parade.

Cracks me up!

Anyway, one of our weekend bits of fun was pumpkin decorating, and we were able to put some of that Star Wars fun into it.  Meet Darth Pumpkin!   My daughter was delighted!!

The green you see in the back is actually the Yoda on the other side of the pumpkin so that the forces of good and evil have some inter-gourd balance.

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