Geetle has always been pretty creative. She loves her baby dolls and is constantly feeding them, dressing them, and pushing them in the stroller.
She has recently really started doing some independent pretend play.
When I came home from work a couple days ago, she ran up to me and growled, “I’m a Grinch,” and stomped her feet as she walked away.
Wondering what I had done wrong, I asked, “What’s wrong?”
She growled, “I’m a grinch.”
I asked again what was wrong.
She said, “Nothing, I’m just pretending,” in a nice sweet voice and stomped off again with a scowl on her face saying she was a grinch.
Yes, we have watched the old How the Grinch Stole Christmas a few times recently and she must like the character.
Yesterday, she was running around the house pretending to fly while screaming, “I’m Superman.” We have never watched Superman but she got a Superman toy in a Happy Meal a while back.
So far, the extent of the pretend play seems to be physically acting like the character and saying that she is the character. It will be interesting to see how long until Superman starts saving the babies or the Grinch starts stealing the presents.
Maybe if she gets any good, we can ship her off to Hollywood to make us some money…I mean pursue her passions.