Make believe is alive and well in our household.
Take yesterday, for example.
We went for a short walk to get the mail. My daughter decided that she wanted to be a puppy, complete with puppy “paws”.
Now, this puppy decided she wanted to walk down the street on her hands and feet, almost like a moving downward-dog yoga pose. Makes for some interesting glances from the neighbors and some sloooow progress to the mailbox.
After we got back from getting the mail, paws removed, Hannah was still in full puppy mode.
As I usually do when we pretend she is a puppy, I told her to “go lie down”.
Guess my timing was off. Puppy did not like that one bit and a minor meltdown ensued.
But it was so cute.
She was sobbing her little head off, but instead of the “wah wah” sound she tends to make when she cries I heard her sobbing “woof woof”.
I gave her a puppy treat and all was right with the world.
Today we were looking at some alphabet letter flash cards. Hannah does not know very many letters yet, so for the most part she would guess a letter and I would tell her the correct one displayed on the card.
Every single time I told her the correct one she would go “but that’s what I said, mom!”.
But I’m pretty sure I heard a “R”, not an “M”.