Yesterday, when my son and I were walking home from the bus stop, my boy did something unexpected. (Which if you know him, shouldn't be unexpected at all.)
He stopped, stuck him arms out on either side, and proceeded to spin in circles.
"Dude," I said. "What exactly are you doing?"
He stopped. A huge grin was plastered on his face. "I'm signaling helicopters!"
I raised my eyebrows and looked up. The sky was perfectly blue, and there wasn't one helicopter in sight. "Um, I don't see any helicopters, so I'm not sure your signal is very effective."
"Yes it is. There are lots of helicopters, Mama . . . In my head!"
(I'm afraid my boy has inherited the imagination gene from me. He has one colorful world between his ears!)