This morning she watched an episode of "Oggy and the Cockroaches" on Nickelodeon in which Oggy was running away from Jack who wanted to give him a flu injection. In an effort to hide, Oggy painted himself with the same design as the wallpaper in the room.
This idea clearly resonated with Keona who asked, while getting ready for school, "What will you do if I camouflage myself?"
I replied, " I will ask, Where are You Keona?"
I then asked her why she asked about camouflaging herself and she replied, " Because if I camouflage myself the doctor won't be able to find me when you take me for my injection."
I not only found this to be hilarious, but also marvelled at the solutions which young minds think of regarding things they perceive as problems. There is a practicality and innocence attached to their thinking which we seem to lose as we get older.
Even today I am often amazed at simpler solutions which others offer when the best I can come up with is a solution which is far more complex than it has to be.
It makes me wonder if perhaps we should have a "think tank" in which only children participate and offer solutions to the global issues we face today. After all, we will leave this world for our children and they for their children. Perhaps they could find simple solutions to some of the major problems we face globally today faster which could be implemented easier, more efficiently and cost effectively.
Perhaps we should take a long hard look at our education and upbringing methodologies and ask ourselves at what point, and why exactly, we put away our imaginations from our childhood and learn to complicate so many things more than they have to be.
Perhaps the answers to many of our problems really are that easy. Perhaps we should look to the future generations for solutions we need today......