Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Playing Pretend

We've been doing a lot more playing pretend lately, Vinny and I.  Some of the more fascinating plots:
  • Vinny's security blanket is an umbrella, and we have to get under it because it's going to rain.  He then makes thunder noises and points out the lightning flashes.
  • Spider Man has to poop in the potty.  I make a circle with my fingers, and Vinny sets Spider Man on the circle and holds his hands.  Spider Man grunts and strains, we celebrate the accomplishment by clapping and cheering, and then giving Spider Man some (pretend) chocolate.  (Spider Man sometimes pees in the potty too, and is rewarded with cheers and a sticker.)
  • Spider Man goes for a picnic up on Mt. Vinny (the top of Vinny's head).  He eats a sandwich, some fruit, some chips, and a cookie, and drinks lemonade.  After admiring the view from the top of the mountain, he comes back down.
  • The penguin and fish bath toys are playing on the slide (the end of the bathtub opposite the tap and drain).  They also periodically need to poop in the potty, and are of course rewarded with chocolate.


EcoGeoFemme said...

It's so fun to play pretend with little kids. They are so creative! It's funny that the potty is a favorite scenario. My niece used to make my sister pretend to change her diaper, and then have my sister pretend to wear a diaper that my niece would then change. It was hilarious.

Anonymous said...

Oh, he's really growing...playing pretend! I remember when the posts were more about a baby, and now he sounds like a small child.

The thing I love most about children at this age is the purity and strength of their emotions. When they experience wonder and happiness, it's so contagious.