Monday, March 22, 2010

alter alter ego

It’s no secret.

My daughter likes to pretend. 

It is so frequent that I know within minutes of waking up she will be asking “who should I be today?”. 

And I have to play the game.  The one where I rattle off all possible names of who she might want to be. 

“No.”

“Nope.”

“No, I said someone I’ve NEVER been before, mom.” 

On and on it goes until I get it right. 

Her decision made long before the game started. 

But, we had a first. 

An alter, alter ego. 

That’s right.  My daughter was pretending to be someone pretending to be someone else. 

You follow? 

It usually starts with a knock on the wall….

“Who is it?” I say

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“Hi.” she says.  “I’m a rock star.  With the Beatles”. 

I act appropriately impressed, and then she lets me in on the secret.

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“Mom” she whispers urgently, “I’m ACTUALLY 5 1/2 year old Savannah, you know, Sophia’s sister?”

(Hannah had one day of camp with Savannah over the holidays.  Sophia is her sister who is in Hannah’s preschool class. Hannah likes to add ages to her characters as she is often pretending to be “2-year old Hannah” or “1 year old Hannah”.)

“But I’m a rock star”

“It’s my business”

“I’m with the Beatles.  Want to see Beatles Disney on Ice?”. 

And then the rock star, I mean Savannah, I mean Hannah proceeded to display her rocking talents and ice dancing skills. 

Sorry you missed it.  It was a sold-out show. 

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And if you are wondering why she knows about the Beatles….

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32 comments:

Molly said...

great shirt! I think it's so much fun when the kids pretend, but lately I'm the one who has to be someone else, and it's usually someone we've spent time with over the weekend!

Manic Mother said...

That is so cute, I love the imagination at this age. We have a Beatles shirt too!

Three Js said...

I don't think I've ever seen a kid with as much imagination as that one! Amazing the things she comes up with :)

Sandy said...

So cute! She has a great imagination!

Double Wide Mom said...

I think that counts as some sort of intellecually gifted testing something, something. My way of saying WOW!

Double Wide Mom said...

I think that counts as some sort of intellecually gifted testing something, something. My way of saying WOW!

christy rose said...

she is absolutely adorable. I love those glasses! And the creativity is pretending to be someone who is pretending to be someone else, is so amazing! I bet her sold out show was to die for!!! :)

Brian Miller said...

too cute. my boys made up a game called "we are the people" in which we become the people...yeah pretty self explanatory but...

happy monday!

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Every kid should know about the Beatles! She is way too adorable, and I wish her show had NOT been sold out, but I understand...sigh.

Sara @ Domestically Challenged said...

Every kid should know about the Beatles! She is way too adorable, and I wish her show had NOT been sold out, but I understand...sigh.

Norm said...

Thats my girl - Beatles rock!

Helene said...

Wow, she is very creative, isn't she? To come up with an alter alter ego!!!!

She has great taste in music!!!

The Blonde Duck said...

You have a very creative child. She's going to be something grand, I just know it.

Low Expectations said...

This is priceless! I love how creative she is!

Jennifer said...

haha that is great. I can barely get my kids to pretend to be a dog or cat, she is really creative and really cute. To Bad i missed the show!

yonca said...

Love her imagination and her glasses. She is adorable!

Cassie said...

Oh she is awesome! I love that she knows who the Beatles are!

Trac~ said...

I love the Beatles and think it's adorable that she knows who they are at such a young age. She is going to be a star for sure! She looks like the perfect "ham" and will do great! Wish I could have seen her "sold out" show! :o) P.S. You really should re-rent The Hangover - it is pretty hilarious for sure! :o)

Melissa B. said...

I still have more than one invisible friend. Helps get me thru the day...

Annie said...

Like her sunglasses.

Have a great week.

Ms Bibi said...

OMG, that's so adorable.I love how she lets you in on her secret identity,lol. She's such a sweetie.

My name is PJ. said...

Her Beatles teeshirt is great, but those shades? To. Die. For.

This little girl is really special and I'm so happy you feed her imagination. She will do more wonderful things with it than perhaps anything else in her arsenal. And I mean that.

Stacey said...

This was so awesomely cute. I LOVE her Beatles shirt!

Pinkie said...

What a great imagination! I bet she keeps you on your toes. LOL

Connie Weiss said...

I love it! M is just starting to pretend and it's so funny!

And that she knows who The Beatles are....awesome!

Roxy said...

THAT is CLASSIC!

James (SeattleDad) said...

Terrific that she has such an active imagination...and a great taste in music too.

Christa said...

That is so cute! I hope she always keeps that imagination!

Life with Kaishon said...

That girl is just so fabulous. I can not even stand it : )

wife.mom.nurse said...

I do love her imagination. It is a sign of intelligence.

You have a smart and adorable little lady on your hands :)

I just want to squeeze her!

Jenny said...

Oh wow! Love imagination in little kids! I think that means you are doing a great job!

Megan said...

She is so imaginative!! Impressive! Love her alter-alter ego! heeehee