Until I had sons, I had no idea how many uses there were for a stick. Here are at least ten ways that I have witnessed these little wooden wonders being used:
10 – Scepters
8 – Caterpillar and bug catcher on land, crayfish catcher in the water
7 – Swords
6 – Daggers
5 – Javelins
4 – Spears
3 – Fishing Rods
2 – Guns and, the number one use for sticks …
1 – Light sabers (which I have somehow fooled myself into believing are a kinder, gentler way to inflict death and/or dismemberment on your “enemies” than guns)
Yes, I realize most of these are just a variation on the violence theme, but still … give them each a stick and my boys can be kept busy for hours, acting out all kinds of scenarios.
My hope and prayer for today? That I might be as creative and imaginative in my writing as they are with a single large twig broken off of a tree.
Press on, my friends. Press on,