The first was a little boy, he was about three, almost four, years old. He was a very typical little boy. I asked him that if he had a couch that could change into anything, what would it be? He gave it a moments thought and then said, “a race car”. Why? I asked. “So I can drive fast like my Daddy,” was his quick answer. Little boys want to be like their Dad’s, and driving is something we just take for granted as an adult. But driving for a kid means so much more, it means going fast and being able to do what you want, and being like your Dad.
When I asked a group of four little Corduroy Modular Sofa girls what they thought would be cool for convertible sofas to change into, they conferred for a little while and came with the consensus that it should be something that could fly. “Oh,” I said, “like the bed on Bedknobs and Broomsticks?” I only got a bunch of blank stares with that comment. So instead I compared it to Aladdin and a magic flying carpet. That got me a bunch of smiles and nodding heads. Then they went off (all at once) about how great it would be to swoop through the air, flying over fields and lakes. I remember when I was a little kid, and dreams where I could fly were the best! Yes, a sofa bed that could fly would definitely be high on my list too.
I asked another group of older boys and girls, who were about 7, what they thought would be cool to have convertible sofas convert into, and their quick answer was a time machine. That’s cool, so my next question was, “If you could all just go to one time, when would it be?” This took a bit of discussion, especially since both boys and girls were involved, but they soon decided on Medieval times.