Well after many days and nights of reading stories and books about trolls, talking about the troll behavior, studying Norway trolls, drawing trolls that it culminated with a little trolling Sunday night. What is trolling? Well here is the recipe:
Read lots of stories, mix in some lanterns and flashlights, sprinkle in a smidge of rock candy. Mix all together and take a walk on a lovely fall night- try to find those old trolls that have become trees or smashed into rock pieces!
We had a great walk around the neighborhood- we found lots of old tree trolls. You may wonder why we settled in on trolls. I guess there has always been a little something fun about those old trolls, but I was compelled in the forward of a book of Norway troll tales about the value of providing stories to our children, particularly troll stories. It feeds their souls. It lets them explore their own wild side, and lets them relate to their physical surroundings with their imaginations. Let the sit around the fire- let them pretend to be trolls, let them hear the stories.
I am sure those tricky trolls will keep popping up here and there for us. We put together a little list of some of our favorite reads that we enjoyed to share with you. And in case you are curious that adorable troll was made by Copper Mouse- now the boys know it is time to go trolling when this guy comes out.
Hope you enjoy and welcome some trolls into your home this fall!