For the past few days Zion has been playing a game where he is a pirate and Robert is his dragon. In order to keep his dragon happy he goes out mining with his shovel and brings back the treasure for the dragon.
He went mining today after lunch while the rest of us sat in our sky chairs on the deck. He came back very quickly (turns out our yard is FULL of treasure!) and announced that he had brought gems for his dragon.
"What kind of gems?", I asked.
"Magical ones", he replied proudly.
"Magical gems, nice!", said the dragon.
Zion leaned in a bit closer. "If you wind them up", he confided, "they sparkle".