Today we are participating in Bacon’s Show and Tell
We were asked about a favourite toy our folks loved when they were kids and carried around everywhere….back when Dinosaurs roamed the Earth..funny Mum loved Dinosaurs.very much..in fact she wanted to be an Archaeologist..this was not to be..she only found one dinosaur fossil and the old dude next door took it to his worky place at the university and gave mum a piece of paper saying how old it was and never gave it back!!
Mum was royally cheesed off..Mum was obsessed with Dinosaurs ..she could have just looked out her window and seen them in her backyard i am sure..MOL….
Instead Mum had plastic ones…and she would get this series of magazines from the newsagent who had a shop in a rock out of town..like this one…
These magazines kept her happy…dreaming of the day she would go find some bones and become famous..she just wanted an excuse to get dirty…much like now!
These were Mum’s fave magazine ever!
The main reason was if it was not Dinosaurs one week then the next it was some new thing like planets or plants or the Sea..
Mum loved to read and learn how things worked..or how they came to be..she has always been a nosey beak MOL..she still has to know everything about everything!
And these magazines could be rolled up and carried to sit under trees where imaginations are even better..they would get a little mussed up but they still were super special to mum..
Reading was a great way for Mum to escape into her own space..she still loves to read and learn..she says you can never read too much !
And this is also why mum likes to write things..she loves to tell a story even if it is a bad one or boring…just being able to put her minds thoughts in written form is good exercise she says..
So there you go mum..our Dinosaur Mum was a bookworm..but a bookworm who also had a little shovel and dug up the ground..
And that was one of Mums favourite ‘toys’…not so much a toy but a means to an adventure anyway! and guess what..soon she will be picking up her human kids old books from childhood and reading a fave or two.
I think she is starting with ‘The Folk of the Faraway Tree’….Mum will never grow up MOL…
Mum they are NOT dinosaur prints…..
Paw pats Pickles…