Thursday, October 27, 2011

Pretending is fun!

Okay, I know Halloween is a day we celebrate? honor? fear? the dead, but really, what it ends up being is a day of pretend. I'm pretty sure I'm not alone in saying this, but my kids pretty much live in a world of pretend. They pretend to be fathers, babies, train conductors, monsters, cats, cars, horses, worms... It's always kind of interesting to see what they come up with. And since I'm really smart in psychology (mmmhhhmmmm), I know that these things are how they come up with who they are. I can see them trying out the world in their play. And it's fun to see that.

And sometimes it's hilarious to see that.

Like when Emmett hid behind his Grandma Carolyn's closet door--the one with the witch hanging on it

and made scary witch-laughing noises. When I went to investigate what that strange noise was, he politely told me to close the door, please, because he was being a witch.

Okay, so maybe it's not always about figuring out who they want to be.

Maybe it's just fun.

Emmett picked out the mask! He has wanted the mask with the "oval up and the oval down" since he saw it in a store a month ago.

And Josh has been saying "howdy partna!" to everyone while tipping his hat. What a gentleman! Already, he has a couple girls swooning over him. Which makes me cringe...not yet!!!

It's a relief for us all to leave our normal world and visit somewhere else. Where do you go?

1 comment:

  1. I'm not sure why exactly, but Emmett's Halloween mask scares me to death. Every time I see one I get scared inside. Just thought you'd want to know.