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Little L has started forming an imagination.  It has led to all sorts of crazy hijinks, I tell ya!

Like, she will spend literally 10 minutes interacting with her teddy bear, squealing a loud and high-pitched, "Silly Jed! Silly Jed!" before erupting in a fit of giggles.  I have no idea why or how Jed is being silly but it's hilarious to watch. She has been doing this every couple of days, too!

Little L is also obsessed with hiding in a tent.  Per Miss Bee's idea, we have created a bit of a tent/toddler-cave for her by draping a fitted sheet half-over the crib. Little L likes to retreat inside several times a day to pow-wow with her stuffies.  Today she said, "Bye-bye Mommy" and crawled out of sight for 5 minutes.  As I sat watching from the family bed, I could hear Little L talking to her toy companions and yelling when the Fisher Price puppy wouldn't play his songs. 

The other day, Little L made a bee-line for her kitchen and then set up her stuffies for snack and story time.  Hubbs and I had no idea what she was doing until we saw the finished scene and witnessed her starting to "read" to them. If cute could kill, I'd be obliterated.

Of course we are encouraging this behaviour fully, trying to play along as much as we can.  It seems, however, that Little L prefers to interact with toys more than with us when it comes to her pretend play (although we did make "soup" together in her kitchen today). I am very excited to see where her imagination will lead her (and us), although of course the challenge will be to help her differentiate between real and pretend, and remain honest in our dialogue (per our commitment never to lie to her).  The other day, she nearly ate clay because we were making "cookies" out of the dough and she couldn't quite separate real from pretend. 

I love watching imaginations soar! So much fun!! 

What sort of things did your toddler do when his/her imagination began to take wings? 


Sharon said…
oh. my. goodness. adorbs.

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