Wednesday, March 28
Sometimes, You Need To Think
I call out, 'bebe, what's going on?' No response. Really worried now, I leave my desk and make the rounds. No bebe in her bedroom, no bebe in our bedroom, no bebe in husband's office. No one to be found in kitchen or laundry room (a relief sort of). Check family room and there she is! In our leather lounge chair that very faintly resembles the 'thinking chair' from Blue's Clues. She'd been about 50 feet from me!
'hey, why didn't you answer me?' 'just thinking, mommy.' Oh, so sorry to intrude. I sat down with her, cuddled her into my lap and asked what she was thinking about. 'really, i'm imaginationing,' she says, 'like you do.' I have no idea what that exactly means but I'm betting I'll find out sometime soon!
bebe and I sat and cuddled for a bit and thought about things together and read a couple of books and then thought about things some more. About 45 minutes later she turns to me and says, 'i like thinking with you, mom, but i'm playing now.' And she flopped back onto the floor and headed for her dollhouse.
Now, I'm not normally a philosophical kind of girl, but that 45 minute break from 'work' to play with the kiddo? Totally turned on a light for the new WIP - which I will hopefully be starting today - regarding the conflict for my heroine. Plus, I got to cuddle with bebe a little and I know these days won't last much longer. So, all in all, I learned the beauty of the Thinking Chair today: sometimes it helps you take a break to play...and sometimes that break is exactly what you need to break through a problem.
Do you have a 'thinking' chair (even if it's not a chair)?