It's raining here in Virginia today. Cold. Wet. Miserable rain! The girls woke up early this morning and I heard the click of the Christmas lights being turned on. Kacey tested at a 167...I'm thinking theres a Lantus change coming this week. She's doing great with the 1:15 ratio though! We had breakfast and then put on some Christmas music. Kacey then convinced Kayleigh to play dolls with her. I sat here watching my 14 year old and my 8 year old playing with the Playschool Family Dollhouse. They set up all the rooms and I listened to them "make believe" and it got me thinking....
What happened to playing Make Believe?
I remember as a child saying stuff like "You pretend....." and "I'll pretend...." but I rarely hear that these days. It seems the kids now a days just don't play make believe like we did when we were little. Of course, I'm 33 years old now, but I can remember playing Barbies...making forts and playing house....and dress up like it was yesterday! I remember playing outside until it was dark and my Mom having to call us in to eat dinner. Hide & Seek....Red Rover...Freeze Tag....Hopscotch....all those games that kids these days don't play or they don't even know how to play!
So I listened to them closely play together...even as old as they are...they were pretending and actually getting along instead of picking at one another. It made my heart smile and I feel all warm and fuzzy just thinking about my childhood. It might be cold and wet outside....but it's warm in here :)
What are some of your best childhood "make believe" memories?