It’s tough not to be cynical as an adult, which is why so many of us yearn to be kids again and experience the magic and mystery that seem to come so naturally to children. Grownups have a hard time even believing in themselves, let alone in a jolly man who brings toys once a year, a band of merry faeries who live in the garden, or a set of dinosaur toys who come to life at night. Kids, on the other hand, will accept any of those things without question.
Every November, writer Refe Tuma and his wife take advantage of their kids’ tendency to believe in the fantastic with a little project they call Dinovember. The concept is simple: every morning, when the children wake up, they find their toy dinosaurs somewhere new in the house — along with the aftermath of whatever mischief the dinos got into the previous night.
Why? In Refe’s words,
“Because in the age of iPads and Netflix, we don’t want our kids to lose their sense of wonder and imagination. 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.”
Beautiful. Check out some of the Dinovember pics below, and see the rest in the article from Medium.