Life is never more magical than it is during childhood, when our imaginations are running wild and anything is possible. It's up to parents to inspire that magic in their children and do all they can to keep it alive in those early years, and one couple in Missouri have just become the world champions of doing just that.
Since last year, Refe Tuma and his wife have turned November into Dinovember in their home, dedicating the entire month to convincing their children that their plastic dinosaur toys come to life while they're asleep. Every night in Dinovember, after their kids go to sleep, the couple holds elaborate photoshoots with their dinosaur toys, depicting them having all kinds of fun and getting into all sorts of trouble. Each morning they show the photos to their children, leading them to believe that their dinosaur pals are more than mere toys.
"Why do we do this? Because in the age of iPads and Netflix, we don’t want our kids to lose their sense of wonder and imagination," says Tuma. "In a time when the answers to all the world’s questions are a web-search away, we want our kids to experience a little mystery. All it takes is some time and energy, creativity, and a few plastic dinosaurs."
Now that's what I call good parenting. You can follow the daily adventures of the dinosaurs over on the Dinovember Facebook page!