Sometimes I pull aside the shower curtain and find this….a guy holding onto another guy by the ankle. The big guy is either saving the little guy from his ultimate doom or is about to send him to his ultimate doom. It could go either way.
I love finding scenes like this around the house – it is one of my favorite things! We used to find Rescue Heroes in the refrigerator. And Lego guys in my son’s underwear. Apparently, he felt that big boy underwear was a convenient place to keep stuff he wanted to carry around. Sort of a precursor to the man-purse, I guess.
Finding “guys” in different scenarios around the house makes me – as well as the rest of my family - laugh out loud.
A perfectly kept home does not leave room for finding toys left in amusing, albeit precarious, situations. A perfect child who doesn’t use his underpants as a purse every once in a while may not have room to become an interesting character. A little boy who has to clean up his bath toys perfectly every time may not have time to see how the final scene plays out in his made-up drama. A family who does not find goofy things to laugh about together might be missing a chance to create a feeling of belonging.
I know it won’t be too long before my human little guys will be too cool to play with their “guys” in the bath and create these scenes. Too much effort to make my home and family the way I imagine it should be, would keep me from enjoying what is hilarious, precious – and plenty perfect! - about it just the way it is.