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Weekend Argus (Saturday Edition) - - GOODPOSTER - FA­TIMA SCHROEDER

IMAG­INE walk­ing into your kitchen, your eyes still blurry as they ad­just to the morn­ing light and find your fridge door ajar, an empty car­ton on top of a pool of spilt milk, eggs splat­tered every­where and mus­tard sauce with bits of food on the floor.

The only cul­prits ap­pear to be a group of toy di­nosaurs – some in­side the fridge and oth­ers in the mid­dle of the mess, as if they were alive and sud­denly froze as hu­mans ap­proached.

Refe and Su­san Tuma have had scenes such as th­ese in their home in Kansas City ev­ery Novem­ber for the last three years.

The di­nosaurs didn’t come alive though (don’t tell the lit­tle ones that).

The cou­ple took the time to cre­ate the scenes them­selves and they were so good at it that their four chil­dren, aged 2 to 8, be­lieved the plas­tic di­nosaurs came alive while they were asleep and caused havoc in their home.

It all be­gan when the cou­ple while clean­ing came across toy di­nosaurs that used to be­long to Su­san and her lit­tle brother.

“We were both ex­hausted af­ter be­ing up all night with our son – some­thing that hap­pened all too of­ten then – we could tell it was af­fect­ing our kids. On a whim, Su­san set the di­nosaurs in the bath­room and gave them some tooth­brushes,” Refe said.

Their chil­dren’s re­ac­tions next morn­ing made it clear they had stum­bled on some­thing won­der­ful.

“Mom and Dad, you have to wake up. The di­nosaurs came to life and we caught them brush­ing their teeth,” he said ex­plain­ing the chil­dren’s re­sponse. The older daugh­ter was amused, but a lit­tle scep­ti­cal.

DINO KITCHEN: Refe and Su­san Tuma have had scenes such as th­ese in their home in Kansas City ev­ery Novem­ber for the last three years. The cou­ple took the time to cre­ate the scenes them­selves and were so good at it that their four chil­dren, aged 2 to 8, be­lieved the plas­tic di­nosaurs came alive while they were asleep and wreaked havoc in their home.

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