Refe Tuma and his wife are the architects of a grand mystery that has their children waking up to a new wonder every morning in the month of November. While the kids are asleep, the parents place plastic toy dinosaurs in entertaining positions, making it look like they came alive when nobody was watching.
It turns out toy dinosaurs are a bit unruly as house guests. They tend to get up to antics like invading the fruit bowl, pulling eggs out of the fridge, drawing on the walls, and throwing little dino-parties.
The mini-dinos aren't always naughty. They have taken time to do some audio recording, photography, and portrait painting. They even did the dishes once, ending up in a massive pile of suds during the process.
The reaction from the kids has ranged from concern over the dinosaurs making messes to admiration for the toys' craftiness with creating tin-foil armor for themselves.
Tuma explains the thinking behind the toy escapades. "Why do we do this? Because in the age of iPads and Netflix, we don't want our kids to lose their sense of wonder and imagination. In a time when the answers to all the world's questions are a Web search away, we want our kids to experience a little mystery," he writes.
You can follow along with the dinosaur invasion on the Dinovember Facebook page. Even better, you can join in with the illusion. Tuma encourages other parents to participate and share their photos on Twitter with the hashtag #dinovember. Rawr.
(Via The Frisky)