Sam-Imagination

December 29, 2008 at 8:53 pm Leave a comment

This is going to sound childish…but do you know the Spongebob episode where he and Patrick order the big screen television and then toss it aside because they really just wanted the box?  Squidward things they are crazy because they could have this beautiful television, but all they want is the box.  The reason: so they can use their imagination…or as Spongebob says as he spreads his hands above his head and a rainbow and sparkles appear “IMAGINAAAAAAAATION”

 

It’s one of my top three favorite Spongebob episodes, because the stuff Squidward hears happening in the box is unbelievable: a shootout with cops, an avalanche complete with rescue choppers and an alien pirate war that drags on for hours.

 

Every time Squidward hears something he runs out and opens the box and finds Patrick and Spongebob simply sitting inside with goofy smiles.  He asks how they did it and Spongebob gives him the rainbow/imagination explanation.  Funny as hell…but it’s one of those you have to see to really enjoy.

 

The reason I bring it up is because this afternoon I heard the same commotion going on inside Maddie’s closet. 

 

She got a new Hannah Montana flashlight as part of a Hannah Montana sleepover set.  I finally bought batteries today and she and Parker and Jack grabbed the flashlight and made for the closet in her room.  Three little kids in a closet the size of…well, a closet. 

 

I heard so much coming from inside the closet.  Laughing and talking and instructions and stuff being moved around and kids bouncing off the door…basically everything but the avalanche.  Every now and then one of the kids would emerge to tell of a scrape or clothes falling off a hanger or to drag some other toy inside, but other than that there was a party going on in that closet.

 

It reminded me of the Spongebob episode but also made me want to be a kid again…that along with some other issues I have going on right now that make me long for the innocence and carefree life of a kid.  It made me want to throw open the door and cram myself in there with them and see what adventures they were creating.  Maybe this weekend I’ll grab a flashlight and a few beers and jump in my closet and see what happens.  Everyone’s invited…it’s a big closet…just BYOB and flashlights.  I’ll let you know how it turns out.

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