Thursday, August 29, 2013

When the math doesn't work, use your imagination

L-bug was playing with her pet shops when she says, "mom there's no way these triplets can be different ages, but I wanted this one to be 15, this one 16 and this one 5... that doesn't work out anyway because they were 5 and 4 when she was born... That's okay I'll just use my imagination. 

L-bug has no lack of imagination.  She is the only child I know who will pretend to be in a show while watching TV.  She asks me all the time to play turtles, justice league, or x-men with her.  She makes up her own stories just using other people's characters, but she's always the center of the plot. L-bug is a prominent member of all super hero teams.

 The only thing that annoys the grown up in me... well two things, one she likes to watch TV and two she replays and rewrites the same scenario over and over and over and over and over again.  Sometimes there are slight revisions from the last time, things she didn't like or didn't quite work out right, other times it feel like we're in limbo playing out the same thing day in and day out.

I also love how different the girls can be. Ro-bear is Miss Literal and with L-bug nothing is what it looks like, she can imagine a world on a rock.  The favorite form of teasing of L-bug is to tell Ro-bear she is something she is not, such as Ro-bear is a horse. No, Ro-Ro is Ro-Ro! and this usually ends with Ro-bear breaking down in tears until I tell her that yes, she is Ro-Ro. 

So as you go about the rest of the week just remember that if things are working out the way you want them to, just use your imagination and anything is possible. Unless you're Ro-bear then you're just Ro-bear, nothing more- nothing less.

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