Audrey’s imagination is in full swing. I spend half of my day not remembering who I am supposed to be at the moment. She’ll point her finger and matter-of-factly say, “YOU are David, I am Emmy, and JACK is Leah. ” You can’t slip and accidentally call someone their real name, either, without a stern reminder of who they are supposed to be. It wouldn’t be so bad if it didn’t change every 15 minutes. Our poor dog, Jack, is soooo confused!
In all honesty I am thrilled that Audrey is so creative and imaginative. I think that’s one of the best things about being a child…you don’t have worry about reality…anything is possible and the world is your stage.
I must say that I’m vexed over the toy situation at our house, though. If I could do it over again, I’d minimize the cheap, plastic, non-imaginative toys and spend a little more to buy quality, handmade toys like these. Seriously, some of the dolls she has are downright scary and I’m running out of room to hold all the “crap” (did I just say that) that we have collected. How many stuffed animals does a girl need, anyway?
I’m seriously thinking about slowing removing many of her toys and giving them away to charity. In the future, The Three Sister Toys will be my first stop for new toys instead of Target or Toys R Us. IMHO a few good toys are better than a lot of cheapy ones any day. Especially when your child’s room becomes a disaster zone! Case in point below. And this was on a good day!