March 20, 2013


I am loving Ben's blossoming imagination these days. One of the first signs of his new powers of imagination appeared about 3 weeks ago. He had balled up a white paper napkin and held half in his hand with the other half in a poof on top. "I made an ice cream cone!" he announced and pretended to lick and enjoy it. Today we were playing outside and he brought me over to our "garden" and told me that he made me a birthday cake (mulch) with candles (sticks). He sang me happy birthday, told me to blow out the candles, clapped and gave me a piece of cake. We both pretended to eat our cake and declared it to be very yummy. Then we repeated the ritual for Benjamin's birthday. He seemed quite proud of his creation and glad we could enjoy the moment together.

He is also acting out scenes from Peter Pan a lot these days, and the sword and hook (aka "the fighters" as in, "get your fighter mommy and play with me! On guard!") game is his favorite. He likes to pretend to be Captain Hook and Peter Pan.

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