Rainbow’s regular hand-me-down Sesame Street bedspread is currently in the wash. I gave her my couch throw as a substitute blanket. It’s a sort of blue fuzzy woolie thing with a wolf on it. It really sparked off her imagination. Apparently the giant wolf on the blanket, accompanies her on her dreamtime adventures.
The conversation we had this morning went something like this:
Me: Your hair is a real mess this morning! Here let me fix your part.
Rainbow: That’s ’cause wolfie and I were going crazy in the ocean last night! I was moving all around and swimming and going crazy! That’s why my hair’s a mess. We had webbed feet and fish tails! And wolfie was swimming and changing into all different kinds of animals. She (wolfie) changes into a bear, a wolf, and a fish… and she goes CRAZY with me in the ocean.
This was followed by an arm thrashing dance to display just how they go crazy.
I think I must have had some sort of dumbfounded look on my face because she stopped, got dead serious and asked, “Is that ok?”
I gave her a giant hug and told her it was definitely ok. “Oh yeah kid, it’s more than just ok, it’s great!” Her shoulders visibly relaxed and her face lit up in a smile as she bounced out of the room.
I love my girl’s wild imagination.
What sort of imaginative adventures have your little ones been on lately?