Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Role Reversals

So my little Anna Banana is very much into role reversals lately.
Role Reversal One:
Many days will find Anna being "mommy" while I am told to be "Anna"
-Or Tinkerbell
-Or the "Pince" (the prince in Sleeping Beauty)
And I have to keep it up till she decides the game is over. I've been Anna all morning many mornings.
(Somehow she doesn't get the humor when I tell her, "OK mommy, you need to make me a bowl of cereal, then do my laundry, then pick out some clothes, then dress me, then buckle me in," etc.)
What? I need to vent sometimes too!

Her concept of make believe has blossomed so much lately.

Role Reversal Two:
Recently, she started trying to opt out of our rule of holding hands in parking lots.
So what did I do?
What any mother would do.
I man-i-pu-lated.
So I began t ask her to please hold my hand to keep me safe in the parking lot

She ate it up. Now without asking she grabs for my hand and says, "C'mon mommy. I keep you safe!"

What a sweet girl!

1 comment:

  1. How Adorable! Way to use those psychology skills! Much handier then knumchuck skills :) Right Napolean?