What do you see?

Well Dad I see a fox on a motorbike crashing into an alien while being chased by seahorses.”

That’s better than my Lego Ninjago Ghost Warriors playing cricket….

Lying on the ground seeing what pictures the clouds can paint. It was always a favourite of mine as a kid and it’s the same with our son. I’m pleased he still enjoys the game. It’s good to exercise the imagination every so often. The best thing it’s free. Unfortunately in Yorkshire it’s often just a plain grey sheet we can see.

In Nursery and Primary school they did provide the kids with a platform to dream and play. To let their minds fly. Secondary school is different. Suddenly it’s all change. No play, no freedom, no room to imagine. The lucky few if they can act or sing or dance or play an instrument can get into the school performing scene. For the rest it’s just facts and rules for them. 100% focused on exams at 16. Nothing else matters.

Is that really in the best interests of our kids. Or is it just about feeding the system. Justifying the Government Target Policy. I think we know the answer to this.

So back to the clouds. What do we see now. That big cloud looks like a hippo at a watering hole.

“I’m just seeing something big. Something very big. I’m seeing my dads belly. That will block the sun out for days…”

47 thoughts on “What do you see

  1. I love the places your son’s mind goes… I think the creative imagination is so often under rated in the modern day push to just meet targets and get marks. I know so many teachers are frustrated with the modern day schooling system but then they end up leaving after feeling frustrated in their ability to make changes. I don’t know how this can be fought. Someone needs to provide an alternative system or places of learning but that is probably just anther flight of wild imagining, sadly.

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  2. Sky gazing and cloud naming is such fun. Your son is obviously very good at pattern recognition. Something to develop. He may be a really good weather predicted, but he’ll need some math skills to go with that pattern recognition. Yeah… I saw the things he saw in that photo of the clouds… But his seahorses were fairies for me. 🤣🤣🤣

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      1. Indeed! The pattern thing is a real skill… And has a lot of amazing applications for a life skill (form of employment). Just have to find the right one. 😊

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  3. I also loved watching the clouds when I was a child. I think it must be a universal thing. Yes, secondary school can be pretty grim. Your son is fortunate to have a father who knows the value of imagining a better world and the value of escaping cruel realities through the imagination. Your son’s is fantastic!

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  4. I also loved watching the clouds when I was a child. I think it must be a universal thing. Yes, secondary school can be pretty grim. Your son is fortunate to have a father who knows the value of imagining a better world and the value of escaping cruel realities through the imagination. Your son’s is fantastic!

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      1. He will not lose it as long as he indulges it. At least that’s my opinion…my son had a wild imagination when he was a child. He writes horror/suspense thrillers once in a while and they are chilling. He’s 37 now – so maybe that will give you hope. (I am not a fan of the genre, but he sure exercises that imagination from time to time)

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