I’ve been reminded of a favorite childhood memory tonight; play pretend for real. When we were younger my sister and I would play pretend but we, and when I say we I really mean my sister, would take it to that next step where she was playing for real. For example I would say something like:
“OK Holly let’s go home, Mom’s calling us.”
“No Holly, I’m not Margie right now, I’m Kerry.”
And on it went. We were 6 and 8 or somewhere around that age.
It is starting all over again. L calls H Mommy and I am constantly answering her to which I get a sharp eye as if I should know better. Tonight was particularly annoying because I kept trying to talk to L and she would say things like:
“Mommy do it.”
“I am doing it!”
“NO MOMMY do it, you not Mommy.”
What the hell is going on with this child and her ability to play?
I told her to get her jammies on and she stayed in character the entire time addressing H as mommy and me like some peon that had no business being anywhere near them. I finally had to tell her to stop. Did she? NO! She kept in character. I had to tell her play pretend was over and to knock it off until everything was done for the evening.
Wow kids are fascinating. She should definitely seek out some drama classes; she will go far if she does.
HA-HA! Those are photos of my sister and me which crack me up because those remind me so much of the memories my daughters are making. The top is me probably getting ready for a squeeze attack on Holly and below was our debut performance of singing in the rain. We were so clever! We used our feeties as tux jackets and umbrellas as canes. We even got quieter as we walked up the stairs as if we were fading out! CLASSIC!
Keep up the wonderful imagination girls even if it drives me crazy sometimes!
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