Thursday, January 8, 2009

Just Imagine

Evie's imagination has kicked into high gear lately, and it's so very fun to watch.

For instance, the other day she reached over and pointed, saying "Gum. Right there." I looked and there was no gum - at least no real gum. She plucked it up and chewed away. Then she handed it to me and said "Little bit, Mommy." See, she's getting better at sharing!

Evie was in the bathtub later and I noticed her cup some water in her hand and rub her fingers in it. She squinted up her eyes and proceeded to poke her finger repeatedly into her closed eyes. I asked her what she was doing and she explained "Contacts." Since Chris and I both have terrible vision, I knew this day was coming. I just didn't expect to have a two-year-old in contacts...

But the best was a few nights ago. Evie was sitting at the end of our bed, facing the footboard. She kept yelling "Boat! Boat!" and insisted that her little stuffed Pablo sit next to her. I finally asked her to get out of the boat since it was close to bedtime. She slid off the bed and said "Water!" I was confused for a second - was she looking for her sippy cup of water? So, exasperated, I asked "What water? Where?" Then she pointed at the floor and said "Right there!" Bells went off, and I understood she was pretending to be in water outside the boat. I encouraged her to "swim" into the kitchen, and she slithered all the way on her belly!

When she was playing "boat" again this morning, I called her "Captain." All day, any time I address her as Evie, she chimes in with "Captain." She may not be the captain of a real ship, but she is the captain of my heart.

6 comments:

Fiona said...

Wonderful! You couldn't make that stuff up.

Momma said...

that is so awesome!! I can't wait until Sweet Pea gets to that stage. It so good that Evie has a mom who takes the time to figure out what she is doing and encourages it. There are so many parents out there who don't. Yeah Evie!

Jania said...

I love the story about the contacts. Little ones are so brilliant!
Jania aka Fiona's Mommy

Shanilie said...

awww Children's immaginations are so creative. Learning so fast just always gives so many reasons to smile.

Heather said...

I love the things that kids come up with...

Nell @ Casual Friday Everyday said...

These are the best times!

Nell