When you have an army of friends that are constantly being shoved in and out of baskets, dragged along into different rooms and that are involved in your role playing all day long, it’s only fitting that they be allowed to chill out and be pampered once in a while too.
This afternoon I set Miss Mimi up with a bubble bath and a sponge so that she could give her friends a wash and so that I could get some work done without my helper. This isn’t really a good game for getting anything productive done as I can’t stop listening to what she is saying..
Miss Mimi: “Do you want to have a bath today Scuttles?’ (a Littlest Pet Shop cat)
Scuttles (in Miss Mimi’s high pitched voice): ‘Yes please!”
Miss Mimi: ‘Well, actually, you can’t have one right now because Syd came first. Go and wait over there’
Scuttles dissapointed: ‘Oh..’
Miss Mimi starts washing Syd, humming something quietly.
Miss Mimi: ‘OK Syd, two more minutes then it’s time to get out, the bath is getting cold, you can’t stay in there forever you know! Good boy, I am so proud of you.’
It’s always a little bit like looking into a mirror when you hear your child involved in their own role playing conversations. Sometimes it raises an eyebrow or two.
Now that the play has gone from relaxing bathing to a splashy mess, I will need to go and gather even more towels to start operation ‘Dry that floor’.
So much for getting any work done..