For my latest story me and the kids came up with the Rainbow Doom.
The two design agencies, Daughterspawn, INC and EldestBoyThing, LLC had deep and classical disputes over the design.
He wanted PIRATE WOODEN SHIP WITH CANNONS. She wanted COTTON CANDY SAILS AND PEANUT M&Ms.
I suggested we start with an upside down turtle shell.
He demanded FLIGHT. She demanded SPEED. I agreed with both.
I asked for a name, and they exploded.
SQUID KILLER SHARK!
NO NO CALICO KITTY!
NO NO PIRATE SQUID!
NO NO RAINBOW BEAUTY!!!
CALICO RAINBOW! NO SQUIDS!
Back and forth we went. Finally I suggested Rainbow Doom and everyone was happy.
Then we suggested sails. Wooden sails were described. I asked if they meant chinese sails. They immediately said they did.
I asked about cannon. He wanted all of them. She wanted none. I vetoed her.
In recompense I offered her the choice of color of the sails. Purple, Turquoise, and Pink was their assigned color scheme.
I decided I wanted Rats for a crew. She said her ship would have cats and they would eat my rats. I said my rats have swords.
And then both of them decided that they absolutely must design their own ships. I agreed with the provision that the Rainbow Doom be the flagship of any fleet we have. They agreed and off they went.
—————————————–That was yesterday—————————————————
So then I drew a picture today at lunch.
When I got home from work my son had also drawn a picture.
Not to be outdone by my picture, because his was “too small” he drew another. He added that “he had both because mine was so awesome.” He’s the boat expert so, yeah, mine is awesome. 😛After we had drawn our pictures it was important to daughterspawn that she draw hers. So here is her ship:
And that is our fleet of magical flying ships.