What Do You See? — Imagination

46C708E4-AD09-45EF-BADC-CDB9F18D1DE7“Look, Daddy,” five year old Vivian called out, pointing to a clearing at the edge of the woods. “Do you see all of the little Tinkerbells?”

“Tinkerbells?” Her father said, following her gaze. “Oh, you mean those little butterflies?”

“Daddy, they’re fairies and that must mean we’re close to Neverland and Peter Pan,” Vivian said, excitedly.

“Sweetheart,” her father said, “you know there are no such things as fairies. Tinkerbell and Peter Pan are fictional characters. They’re not real and Neverland doesn’t exist except in your imagination.”

Hearing that, Vivian ran over to her father and gave him a swift kick to his right shin.

“Ouch,” her father yelled. “Why did you do that?”

“Because you’re mean and you want to destroy my ‘magination,” Vivian defiantly said.

Written for this week’s What Do You See? prompt from Sadje at Keep It Alive. Photo credit: Pixabay.

23 thoughts on “What Do You See? — Imagination

  1. animar64 June 19, 2020 / 10:47 am

    And in a nutshell that was how my Dad and I interacted.
    I’m not sure if I should laugh or facepalm, but this post was great.
    anita marie

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    • Fandango June 19, 2020 / 2:44 pm

      Thanks. Too bad so many parents these days don’t have the patience to appreciate and encourage their kids’ imaginations.

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  2. Sadje June 19, 2020 / 12:18 pm

    He got what was coming to him. Never mess with a child’s imagination.
    Love your story. Have me something to laugh about!
    Thanks for the smiles and for joining in the challenge

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