It’s important to have traditions…

It’s really interesting to see what traditions different families have around the holidays. Some families put up decorations, make special holiday treats or make hand print turkeys. Refe Tuma and his wife have taken it a step further, they’ve created Dinovember, a month dedicated to convincing their children that, while they sleep, their plastic dinosaur figurines come to life. Each morning, for the month of November (Dinovember) the girls will wake and discover what shenanigans their playtime plays got into while they slept. Here are some of the highlights so far:

“It began modestly enough. The kids woke up to discover that the dinosaurs had gotten into a box of cereal and made a mess on the kitchen table.”

“Uh-oh,” we heard our girls whisper. “Mom and Dad are not going to like this.”

Why do they do this?

“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. All it takes is some time and energy, creativity, and a few plastic dinosaurs.”

*If you’d like to follow along with Dinovember 2013, join their Facebook page

About Julie

My name is Julieanna Bucior, but I go by Julie (unless I'm in trouble). I'm thirty one. I am a bookkeeper by day, rogue fashion designer/crafter/amateur baker by night. I spend most of my time feeling like a kindergartner trapped inside an adult's body. I love reading, hanging out with my crazy cats and being silly. I'm pretty much the girl next door, with a twist.