The Dragon in the Barn
It all started with an innocent car conversation I had with my kids a week ago.
We had spent the weekend together mucking out out old barn. (And by we, I mean, I, and the kids had wheelbarrow rides as I huffed and puffed all the hay and compost over to the garden).
With many animals in the fields around our new house, the kids are eager to have some of their own. I queried them on just what animals they wanted during a car trip.
J: “Well, mom, we need moo cows, horsies, chickens, ducks and a dragon.”
H: “A dragon?! Do they usually have those on a farm?”
J: “Yes. We need a dragon“.
P: “Yes! Draaaagon!”
You can imagine my surprise and total confusion. I racked my brain to think of what an alternative dragon could possibly mean.
H: “How about a donkey?”
J: “That’s not a dragon, mom” (turn on the 4-nager attitude here)
But then, a package magically arrived filled with dragon gear to celebrate Dragons: Race to the Edge, an all-new Netflix original series. So I hid it in the barn, and then casually told my kids, I had gotten the dragon, did they want to see him?
Mr J was afraid to go in, and hid behind me as we walked over. Miss P had no qualms however (she’s the fearless one), and we trotted over to the barn.
Here’s what happened:
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Soaring beyond their home on the island of Berk in search of new dragons, Dragons: Race to the Edge introduces some of the most exciting dragons yet, each with its own amazing abilities — shock waves, cannon balls and fire blasts, just to name a few. With the magical Dragon Eye, an artifact Hiccup finds aboard an abandoned ship, Hiccup learns there is more outside the confines of Berk, and that a little curiosity and determination can make every day an exciting journey. In Hiccup’s own words, “this changes everything”.
a passionate recreation coordinator by day, crazy farm mama of two by night. i live outdoors: growing my own food, camping and hiking with my border collie with two active kids in tow. when I’m not writing, I’m experimenting with recipes, and crafts – or anything else that might keep the monkeys entertained.