Wednesday, March 27, 2013
Imaginative Play FAIL
I put Jacob down for a nap today and came out to find Em laying on her stomach behind the sofa. I laid down beside her and whispered, "What are we doing?"
"We're hiding from Coco. He's a monster."
"Ooooh... Where is he?"
"He's in the kitchen. He's really big and do you hear that? His voice is green."
"Impressive. I didn't know you could see a voice."
"Right. Ooooh! I have an idea. We'll wear my invisible cape so he won't see us!"
"Good idea. And we'll need to say something to scare him away."
"I've got it. Ooga-booga-Coco-be-gone!"
"How about we just say, 'Boo.'"
She may as well have said, "Mommy, This is not that hard. Try to keep up."
We tip-toed from behind the sofa and Em continued the elaborate tale that involved Miss Muffett (who apparently knows sign language), a treasure, a witch, and an unknown Disney princess named Giselle. She insisted I play the part of the witch (noted).
"And my name is Sensashanah."
"ShensaSHAAAnah. You can just call me Violet."
At this rate I may be asked to sit the next one out. You're clearly better at this than I am, Violet. Be patient with me. I promise to try harder tomorrow!