Sometimes, really funny things come out of my daughter’s mouth. Not that, based on the serious look on her face, she intends them to be funny. She just can’t help but make me giggle.
The other day she comes sauntering into the bedroom while I was folding laundry. One little balled-up fist went to each hip and she struck a “power pose”. “Hey Mama, look. I’m a Super Hero Butterfly.”
And, indeed, she was. She had on the butterfly mask that I wore last Halloween, plus her Super Me Bubblicious Cape backpack on. She proceeded to show me some of her super powers which included running really fast; I was disappointed that speed-folding laundry isn’t something a Butterfly Super Hero can do.
I really love that Super Me backpack. The cape will actually zip away into the backpack so it can be used for it’s traditional purpose, and then you can unzip it when you’re ready to suit up. It came with a matching super hero mask, too, that lets her slip into her alternate personality to save the day.
Some days it’s super hero butterflies, some days it’s Elsa, and still other days it’s whatever creative thing she’s imagined up. She has wings and an adorable tulle tutu skirt with butterfly-tipped streamers that has gotten a lot of use. She’s been a butterfly, a fairy, a My Little Pony and many other things.
Exploring the creative part of childhood along with Bubbles has been really enjoyable for me. I was a pretty creative (though maybe not extremely talented) kid myself, and reliving it through crafts, dress up, pretend play, and outdoor exploration is fun. We try to find time for activities like this every day to keep her mind stimulated.
What types of imaginative play do your kids enjoy?
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