Brandon has been struggling with reality. I know that "normal" children have some issues...but this goes to the extreme! Lately Brandon has been watching a Disney show called Phineas and Ferb. He LOVES it! They basically make fun and cool things during the summer. So for awhile now Brandon has been telling us that he is going to build a rollercoster in our backyard on the 3rd day of summer. Not the first or fourth, but the 3rd! This concerns me because if things don't go as "he wants", a big temper tantrum will soon follow with a bad day as a whole. So being a
Brandon: Mom, on the 3rd day of summer I want to build a BIG roller coaster in the backyard like Phinus and Ferb did.
Mom: Brandon honey you know that Phineas and Ferb are not real.
Brandon: Yes MOM I know! People don't have square heads!
Mom: Yes Brandon but what they make are pretend too. You can't make a roller coaster in the backyard.
Brandon: **Silence** (This is what I think he is thinking) "Well sheesh, what they make is really cool and it looks real and sounds real, it must be real and Mom just doesn't want me to do that. Why does she do that all the time? She must not know that I am really smart and that I can build anything)
Mom: (This is where I become very smart) Brandon why don't we make a small roller coaster out of popcicle sticks for your cars! That would be fun.
Brandon: Okay Mom, then we can get a "big making machine" and make it REAL big so we can put real roller coaster cars on it!
Some things are just doomed from the start. But regardless we will still continue to watch Phineas and Ferb while I continue to try to convince Brandon that it's not "real".
***A BIG thank you to April for introducing this to us! I will get you back some way....