On our drive home from mum's house each night, the kids entertain themselves with songs, games and made-up stories. Though the drive is only about 20 minutes long each night, it's a time where we spend as a family. Shortly after we reach home, it will be time for the kids to sleep already. So, I really enjoy these short drives and they are precious to me :-).
Recently, HQ has introduced a game, whereby he is a cook and serve yummy food to us. What made the game funny was, QQ would wallop everything, including exotic and yucky stuffs like frogs, snails, grasshoppers, snakes and lizards. She would even go "Yummy!". We all went "Yuck!"
(So here, I hope she had forgotten this episode :-))
So, food moved to gifts.
And gifts moved to magic things.
Here's where it gets interesting. I'm very entertained by the magic things that HQ comes up with. Here's the few that I remembered:
Magic shoes that fly you up to the moon. And enlarge into the size of boats for you to ride across rivers. When you do not need them anymore, they shrink into little shoes that you can carry in your pockets.
Super Magic Cockroaches which can bite through anything, including iron! So if you're caught by any baddies, you can use your cockroach to help you escape. And of course the cockroach can grow big enough to fly you off to safety.
Super Mighty Shark that helps ostriches pull up their heads up from the ground. Haha! This one is funny :-).
Magic Toy Car that can be a real car to be driven around. When you need it no more, it will shrink back to the size of a toy and you can play with it.
Magic Toy Diplococus that can suck in air and become big to protect you. After which, it will shrink into a toy dinosaur again. Magic Triceratops that uses its horns to spark enemies with electricity. And Magic Tyrannosaurus which can spew fire out of its mouth to barbeque the enemies.
So eventhough we're always rushing (in the morning to school and work, at night back home to go to sleep), we are able to have short family time together :-). From how the kids responded, I think they enjoy these moments as much as we do :-).
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