|Meeting Santa, in awe!|
|Make believe, with Gran E, at Toledo Botonical Gardens.|
|What do I want for Christmas?|
I used to think that the schools knocked it out of kids. Their natural-born curiosity. Send them to school, and imagination flies out the window. But most child development experts say it’s a natural evolution from a magic world to a more rational, logical world. The schools are doing their job.
But magical thinking would bring my brother back. It would color the world in peace and harmony. It would keep us traveling on the winding road to adventure and discovery. It would make our wishes real, our dreams come true.
|Philip watching his favorite program with his cousin Kyle.|
But the magic years are real enough. And so for now, we're enjoying our family’s four-year-old whirlwind of activity and imagination, his sense of wonder. The way he loves life. "Is there a Santa Claus?" Sure there’s a Santa Claus, and sure he brings presents, with Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer leading the sleigh through the white and drifting snow . Anything’s possible at four. What precious, wonder-filled years.