Friday, September 26, 2008

The Serious Tower

The weekend before school started, we took the noisy boys into the City to see Charlie and the Chocolate Factory. We had been reading Roald Dahl’s books all summer, and they were quite taken with the magic of live theater. (Especially how they rolled Augustus Gloop up in the brown sheets to symbolize getting sucked up into the chocolate tubes…)

On our way into Chicago, the boys were pointing out buildings and asking what they were. Twin A. was impressed with the Sears Tower, and couldn’t stop talking about the “Serious Tower.” (We tried to correct him. "Sears. It's the SEARS tower." But to no avail. I don't think the kid has ever even heard of Sears.)

A few weeks later, he and his brothers built this. He took a picture and suggested that it "would be great for my blog." And so it is.

Behold: The Serious Tower.

7 comments:

L.L. Barkat said...

Oh funny!

Now, aren't all towers serious?

The EYE said...

Seriously. Very serious.

My favorite part is the two trees at the top of the tower. How very urban-green. I bet there are more trees and plants up on top of many of those skyscrapers than any of us would guess.

Diva Ma said...

Serious tower for serious young architects.

Ann Kroeker said...

I love, love, love how kids take inspiration from what they're exposed to--and how it works its way into their play.

Play is serious stuff!

franticallyimple said...

Seriously cute!

23 degrees said...

too fun! (serious fun!)

Love it!

The Oho Report said...

Great Story