Sweet Boy#3–Draws me a picture of: “A gelatinous ball floating in a pink and purple cage”.
Sweet Boy#1–Plays hangman with his Dad. When the sentence is finally revealed it says: “Can we have a stay-up-late-night?”
Sweet Boy#3–Has an awesome Birthday party with fun balloon games and a scavenger hunt, but learns that girls play a little different than boys.
The girls–“Let’s be Ice-Princesses and you can be Princes!”
The boys–“Let’s be Monsters!”
The girls–“No!!! Let’s all be babies.”
The boys–Wander off to sword fight while I play with the little girls by myself.
I’ve been reading Rick Riordan’s Percy Jackson books to the boys and therefore much of their play has involved the characters of Greek mythology of late. During lunchtime our cook’s grandson came over to play. In the middle of the meal Sweet Boy#3 shape changed into the Titan Lord Kronos and slowed down time so that everyone had to eat in slow motion. Then one of the boys was Poseidon and one of them was Zeus and they were battling each other across the table. “I’m Zeus… Zap!” Accompanied by appropriately Zeuslike hand motions
“I’m Poseidon… Whoosh! Accompanied by tidal wave motions.
Sweet Boy#3–“I’m the god of marbles!”
Sweet Boy#3–“I’m a Hellhound and you’re like a chew toy to me!”
Greek mythology has brought our family imaginings to whole new heights…and depths.