Friday, December 01, 2006

Imagination Station

Julia loves to pretend that she's various characters of whom she is fond, such as Elmo, Winnie-the-Pooh, Olivia the pig from the "Olivia" books, etc. She always announces it when she decides to become one of these buddies, and then a conversation ensues about who can be all the other related friends (i.e., Zoe, Big Bird, Grover, etc.). Here's a snippet of conversation from this afternoon, after Julia spent some time perusing a Pooh storybook wherein Pooh gets stuck in Rabbit's hole and Gopher stops by to chat:

Julia: I'm Pooh, Mama.
Me: Hi, Pooh Bear!
J: Who should be Gopher?
M: Hmmm, I don't know, who do you think should be Gopher?
J: Genevieve can be Gopher!
M (laughing): OK, Genevieve can be Gopher, that sounds good.
J: Where's Gopher?
M: She's downstairs sleeping in her swing.
J: Where's the REAL Gopher?
M: The real Gopher? Um, probably outside hiding under a bush.
J: Where's the REAL Gopher, Mama?
M: Real gophers are outside.
J: No, Mama! The REAL Gopher is DOWNSTAIRS SLEEPING IN HER SWING!
M: Oh, of course.

Boy, sometimes it's hard to keep up, you know?

1 comment:

Donna said...

That is just a darling story! My son loves to do the same (pick a character and then assign out who is going to be who). I've been various "Thomas the Train" characters, various construction vehicles (e.g., he's the backhoe and I'm the dump truck), various members of the family (e.g., he's the Mom and I'm the dog (even though we don't have a dog))... Isn't it amazing to step into the mind of a child?