Sunday, February 22, 2009

Imagination Meets Reality?

Imagination is such a wonderful thing, and for our little girl we have really watched it develop over the last year or so. Her play is so much more dramatic and filled with all kinds of adventure. She plays out scenarios with her dolls, and the new dollhouse. She will give names to all the people. They will talk to each other, talk on the phone, and we will even hear our own conversations played back at times through the dolls.
So, when Ian got an airplane with a pilot, two passengers, and some luggage, we had an idea that Charlotte would enjoy playing with it too, but never realized how much.

The plane is made by Fisher-Price Little People. They have so many cute toys in the Little People line. In Charlotte's play, the plane travels far away and back home again because the people that fly on planes live far and can only come to visit by plane. The most special people to her that live far, and fly on planes are Auntie Amy and Uncle Andrew. So it really wasn't a huge surprise when to this day the two passengers that came on the plane are "Auntie Amy" and "Uncle Andrew". This is a picture of them. Can't you see the resemblance? (ha!)

And then she added a boy from one of the other sets and named him "Daddy". So this blonde Daddy flies with Uncle Andrew and Auntie Amy, back and forth...and he always has his pet frog. Even to this day now, she will ask, "where's the Auntie Amy" or say "the Uncle Andrew is missing". It is so stinkin' cute!

So now, Daddy, Uncle Andrew, and Auntie Amy are the jet setters in this Little People plane. They are named and that is that.

In a related topic, she has a dollhouse that she is also constantly playing with. It is also made by Fisher-Price. Anyway, one day she was playing with the Mom, Dad, babies and the little girl. The Mom and Dad were going out, so all the kids needed a baby sitter. She has another small doll that didn't come with this set, and to be honest I am not sure where she came from, but nonetheless she is now the babysitter.
I over heard her playing and giving this babysitter a name as well. Again the resemblance is uncanny, don't you agree? Go, go boots and all. (hehehe!) I actually had to ask her to repeat the name, because it made me stop short. I asked her again the babysitters name....

she replied...

"Mrs. Lymburner"!

Too funny!


Amy and Andrew said...

Oh man. This is too good. I'm so glad Mrs. Lymburner gets to babysit and I'm glad Daddy can fly all over the world with us. Although I must admit I'm surprised that it isn't Uncle Andrew with the pet frog.

We love the valentine she sent us!

Mrs. Lymburner said...

Wow! Charlotte I am very flattered to have been chosen as the babysitter! Thank you! It tempts me to quit my current job and have playtime with you!!

Love and hugs,
Mrs. Lymburner

Sarah said...

This is hilarious! Lookin' good Shirley!

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