There’s a little rumor going around that there is a Blue Monster living in the Tiny Elm House in our outside play space. Legend (among the children) tells that this monster, though very very small, is quite scary… but has a sweet tooth! Our monster LOVES cupcakes! And Birthday cake! And cookies! (with sprinkles of course!)
A few weeks ago we made snow cakes to appease the Blue Monster, and when it still wasn’t done being scary we did some color mixing in the studio to work on some cupcake paintings (with sprinkles, or course!) to bring to our resident monster.
In my childhood we had a house ghost named Ralph which all sorts of humor, pranks, and natural phenomena were blamed on. We still look back on Ralph the Ghost in my family as a beloved and funny part of our way of explaining and exploring mysteries, feeling states, and storytelling. Do you tell stories with your kids about imaginary friends? What do you think and feel when they bring up witches, monsters, dragons, or ghosts? I’m enjoying watching a mythology form among the children, its evolution and the ways they talk about and engage with their Blue Monster.