Watching Jake grow is amazing and crazy all at the same time. He's in that age now where everything is a WMD (weapon of mass destruction) At first I was annoyed because he would turn a doll, lego, train tracks, little people, ANYTHING he could get his hands on and make it into a sword. He starts flailing it all around the house, knocking things over, going crazy. I just shake my head and tell him to stop, because let's face it-It can be very annoying! Now he's making machine gun noises with everything. Holy Mary, it's like nails on a chalk board. If I never hear that sound again, I wouldn't be very upset.
BUT THEN...I read an article my mother tagged in one of the many magazines she gave me (maybe Good Housekeeping?) either way, it was an article about the stick. Yep, a plain ol yard stick. It went on to say how wonderful a stick can be. Little boys in particular (not saying girls don't do it, but you kwim) love the stick for its wide variety of imaginative play they can get out of it. It can be a baton, a sword, a magic wand-You name it, the possibilities are endless. I just never thought about it that way.
So, baby boy, the next time we're outside and you pick up a stick (unless there's mass people around LOL) play with it to your heart's content-I can't wait to see what your imagination comes up with next!