Life with little girls
And when you try to open a bolt and find you can't because it's been mysteriously adorned with a miniature pink handbag:
These little surprise discoveries always stop me in my tracks and bring a smile to my face.
As do the games we've been playing recently. We're going through a phase of playing guessing games - sometimes simple (like 'I spy') and sometimes more elaborate ("I'm in a room in a huge mansion and you have to guess which room it is but you can only ask three questions and I can only answer yes or no.")
But my favourite is 'Who am I?' which (sometimes) goes like this:
"Are you on TV?"
"Are you in a book?"
"A computer game?"
"Are you human?"
"Do I know you in real life?"
"Oh! Er.. are you female?"
"Hmmm. Are you in this room?"
"Are you... me?"
"Oh Mum! How did you work it out so fast?"
We're playing these games so much and so often (at least an hour a day) that I think it must be fulfilling some essential cognitive development function at a five year old's level. Logical processing? Sequential.. something or other? I don't know.
Maybe it's just because they're fun.