[No one can teach you about imagination better than a child]
“Is the bike going fast??”. She was too short to fully use the pedals on the spin bike, but by flipping them upside down, she was able to get them spinning by pushing down on each one, and then catching them on the rotation.
The spinbike was, of course, not spinning very fast
-No. I dont think you would call this fast-
“Well, in Lindsayland its fast. Im going fast”
-Where is Lindsayland?
“Its where Im IN CHARGE of course.
And its where you have to like pandas.
NO ONE who doesnt like Pandas is allowed in Lindsay land. You have to love Pandas
I love Pandas
I have panda socks, panda blankets, panda pillows…
DO YOU LIKE PANDAS??!?!?!”
-Yes, I like Pandas. Pandas are awesome
=So what are the rules of Lindsayland?-
“WELL, Pandas, OBVIOUSLY.
And you cant be younger than 3,
or older than 20”
-Thats oddly specific, why not younger than 3?
“because thats a BABY, and babies are too much work to be in Lindsayland”
-And why not older than 20?
“Because thats a GROWNUP. And they tell you what to do, and I dont like being told what I do,
I tell people what to do in Lindsayland”
-I am 27 though, can I be in Lindsayland?
“YES. Cuz I like you”
-Thank goodness. So what else happens in Lindsayland?
“We DANCE. We do Disco!! (she strikes John Travolta Stayin Alive pose)
And we do Lindsay Disco! (shoulder roll variation. She is a good dancer)
Do you like to dance???”
-Yes. I do ballet remember?
“Oh yeah….dancing is the best isnt it? You can make up any kind of story when you dance”
-Yes you can, yes you definitely can. You like to make up stories?
“I do. Stories are fun, they are about everything. Do you want to make up a new story?
-YES. What should it be about?
“….Yes, like life”
–Lindsay is 7 years olds. I see her once a week on Wednesday for an hour, when we train/play.
She’s taught me how to use my imagination better. And to be more creative–