That was the question that was put to my children by Memory Foam Warehouse this weekend. To give the children inspiration they sent us a huge parcel of snacks, a pad of paper and an art set, and a copy of the 1971 children's classic - Bedknobs And Broomsticks.
We all sat down and introduced them to 1970's special effects....
and substitutiary locomotion...
|Isn't that Jessica Fletcher?|
Then we got out the brand new art set and the boys drew pictures of exactly where they'd want to go if they had a magic bed that could fly..
|Very proud - he's never had his own art set before|
My 5 year old took it very seriously. He decided that his magic bed would take him somewhere very real - the jungle! He started with a tiger and trees, then added monkeys swinging from vines. Then he drew himself on the magic bed - complete with magic bedknob and patterned duvet - I was very impressed.
His finished masterpiece also includes a beach - because every jungle needs a beach and refreshing water with waves to keep you cool.... I asked what the weather would be like - sunny with little white clouds. Apart from the tiger it sounds idyllic...
My 3 year old wanted to draw a jungle like his brother, but when he started it turned into a space scene - which is far more his usual sort of storyline, and I was pleased because it's much better to use your own imagination.
Although he managed to draw on his face, hands and neck with 3 different felt tips before I put them away, my 3 year old's picture was all in orange "because it's the best".
He's sitting on his bed and floating around among the stars.....it's a lot more peaceful than I'd expect from my lively littlest one!
It was really sweet to see what ideas they came up with, and I was surprised that both of them chose something far more 'normal' than the land full of talking animals that appears in the film.
We had a great afternoon and the boys really enjoyed it. Where would your little ones choose to go?