Thursday, May 21, 2009

Meet Dora and Boots.

But, shhh... they're taking a nap.

Once Hannah started pretending, at around 18 months old, she hasn't stopped - sometimes for days at a time. She would bounce from pretend to pretend and we were expected to keep up. If she looked up from a bowl of water that I'd just put down for the 'puppy' and I said something to the 'puppy' but she was now a horse, that could be very bad.

Now that she's older and her pretending has gotten more sophisticated, her sister's starting to pretend independently from her. This means that while sometimes she's Boots to Hannah's Dora, she's more often somebody or something completely different than Hannah is, which means that I have to pretend two completely unrelated storylines at the same time. It can be challenging, but so much fun.

2 comments:

Darcel said...

That is such a sweet picture. My girls love to play pretend a lot too.

Farmgirl_dk: said...

Aw jeez...how do you STAND the cuteness. I can only imagine the dangerous waters you tread each day, trying to keep each individual story line straight. Just wait until Grayson turns superhero on you. :-)