I LOVE toddler imaginations. It is fascinating to see what their minds can conjure. Mickey got his hands on this lovely hand-knit scarf-lovingly crafted for me by my Australian friend, Hema. It was immediately transformed into a monkey tail.
He sailed around the backyard leaping and zooming about. He did look rather monkey-like.
He was inspired by a video documentary that we got about Monkeys. "The Life of Mammals"-a four volume documentary by BBC video. We love documentaries as you can USUALLY expect fabulous information for little minds to soak up. However Hubby was a bit shocked as he caught a glimpse of our son learning all about how *ahem* baby monkeys are really made (cough cough). Narrated in a crisp British accent, no less.
So needless to say, we were relieved that our son's re-enactment of monkey fun was just skittering around the yard with a fluffy magenta tail!!!
You gotta watch out for those dicey documentaries!!!
I showed him this video and after he watched it a few times he looked at me with confusion and said, "Mommy! That (pointing to himself in the video) is ********(his name) NOT MICKEY!!" Poor thing... I am sure that was a bit disconcerting that he thought his own mother did not remember his name.
These moments are precious and carefree.
The essence of childhood.