Today we ventured out to the playground on campus. It was a wonderful 70 something degrees and I was lovin' every minute of it.
We set off with Mili's hand in mine and Sadie strapped on in a carrier. I took a towel to wipe down the slide (it had been raining). Mili was so excited to play outside and to slide down the slide that she was pretty much speechless (thank God for a little quiet time).
However, it didn't take long for the imagination station to get it's wheels turning. There is a steering wheel on one of the sets of stairs going up to the slide. Mili loves it and now that she can imagine in detail she really LOVES it.
Mili asked me to get up on the stairs with her so we could go somewhere. I asked where she was driving us to and her response was, "Bethlehem".
Mommy: Oh really, what are we going to do there?
Mili: Pick up Baby Jesus.
Mili: We are there Mommy get out!
Mommy: (getting down from the stairs and thinking the Baby Jesus thing is over).
Mili then runs around to the bottom of the slide and "gets" Baby Jesus off the end of the slide. She continues to walk around with her arms out as if she is holding a baby. She then wants to swing Baby Jesus and then she decides that He should go in a front carrier like Sadie. So then she carefully puts one hand on her chest every time she does anything to make sure "Baby Jesus" would not fall out.
After about an hour of play time we headed back to our apartment. Mili lets me know that "Baby Jesus" is coming home with us. As we walk home she says, "Mommy I let Baby Jesus down to hold my hand." And she held her hand out as if she was holding someones hand the whole time we walked home.
Imaginary Friend---I think NOT!!!