Thursday, April 14, 2011

Quite a Camera

If you've been following along, you may know that Flik has a bin of toys that we officially call, "miscellaneous toys." In reality, it is a bin of junk. Happy meal toys, party favor toys, pieces of toys even though the rest of the toy is missing, and actual junk, like an old tic tac box that he just doesn't want to throw away. It's one bin. He knows that once the bin is full, we have to go through it and remove some of the toys to, um, "pass them on to other children." You've already been introduced to one of Flik's toys that qualifies as "miscellanous": Problem Toy #1 from What the Toys Really Do When I'm Not Around. Maybe one of these days I'll do a photo spread of the other fabulous finds from the Miscellaneous Toy Bin.

Today Flik was playing with another of his miscellaneous toys: a small box that probably once contained a piece of men's jewelry, like cuff links or something. Honestly, I don't know. I don't even know where the box came from. But Flik really digs it. And with his amazing imagination, he turns it into almost anything.

Flik was playing with his box, Z and I were in the room, and Flik says, "Wait, wait, wait." (FYI, this is how a large number of Flik's sentences start.)

"Wait, wait, wait. I am going to take a picture. This is my camera." He holds out the open box. He then sees me look across the room at Z. Apparently he has figured out that I'm about to ask him whether he's going to take a picture of me or of Z, since we're across the room from each other, because he proceeds with:

"It's a whole world camera. It can take a picture of the whole world at one time. So if you want to see inside house or anything. Anything. You can see." I attempt to ask another question about this amazing camera, but I get:

"Mommy, shhh. You have to be quiet to take a picture."

And with that, he points the open box at me and snaps the lid closed.

Now if only I knew how to get the film out of the camera...

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