This may be a little old for some, but I think it’s still fun and cute.
The story about two parents who liked to create a sense of magic and wonder for their young children. Every year, the parents would dedicate the month of November to making their kids believe that their plastic dinosaurs would come to life. These figures would get up to all sorts of mischief and mayhem.
Too this day, one of my favourite movies is still Toy Story. All my friends grew up watching Disney movies similar to it. Monsters Inc. The Lion King. I suppose that’s why there were so many teenagers watching Toy Story 3 in the cinema when it came out. Those movies were our childhood. We would reminisce about them, remembering all the great times we had watching them.
Too this day, one of my favourite movies is still Toy Story. All my friends grew up watching Disney movies like it. I suppose that’s why there were so many teenagers watching Toy Story 3 in the cinema when it came out. Those movies were our childhood. We would reminisce about them, remembering all the great times we had watching them.
That’s probably why, when I found out about what these parents had done, I sort of wished that my folks had done the same thing for me. It adds that little bit of magic to a kid’s childhood. And when you grow up and look back, you wish you had never grown up as quickly as you had.
People always tell little kids to cherish their childhood. Because it doesn’t get any easier when you grow up. You get to do what you like, fair enough, but with that comes responsibility. It’s a double edged sword. On one hand you’ve got some freedom, but on the other you have to start looking after yourself. Looking after yourself costs money. That means you need a job. Now you need to pay tax. It’s an endless cycle of responsibility, bill paying, and work. If you’re in primary school, and that killed your dreams for the future, it’s okay. You get to drink too.
Let’s get back to dinosaurs causing mayhem.
When you grow up, you lose the magic in your life. There’s an explanation for everything. A card trick becomes the misdirection of the eyes. A movie is just actors and computer graphics. And toys are just little plastic figures. You become bored of it. It doesn’t grab your attention anymore. That’s why when you know how something works, it loses the mystery behind it.
We live in a world that’s controlled by technology, and sex appeal. 13 year old kids are running around with iPads, listening to Dubstep, and dressing like hipsters. They’re losing their imagination. They’re being influenced by social media and celebrities who died of drug overdoses.
Computers and TV don’t create imagination. They force feed you with dialogue, visuals, and sound effects. That’s why reading is so beneficial. You have to do some of the work. You don’t just have to sit there and take it all in. You have to imagine what’s happening in the story. It also increase your vocabulary, which is a plus. That’s why the younger generation seems to speak like they’re always on a cellphone.
“Lol, w0t u doing 2nite???”
“L2m n hmwrk. LOL!”
“LOL! YOLO! Dnt do hmwrk. U cn get it dne 2mrw!!”
I still maintain that YOLO is just Carpe Diem for stupid people.
The parents even gave their kids a reason to do the dishes.
“If dinosaurs can do the dishes, so can you.”
It would’ve been cool if they dressed them in astronaut suits. The dinosaurs, not the children.
Parents like these are simply trying to create a gap between a world where every question can be answered with a simple web search, and their children. Maybe that’s why things such as Santa Clause, and the Easter Bunny were created. To help children keep their innocence. To add some magic to this dirty world we live in.
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