Wednesday, February 18, 2009

Playing Dress-Up

As your children grow, you can't help but to think of what they will be like at some future age, when they can do something that they can't do now. When Bennett was almost one year old, and we could tell that she was going to be a little dramatic (okay a lot), we started talking about how fun it will be to see her play make-believe. Over the past few months as her vocabulary has grown, so has her confidence and interest in imitating us. It started off with brushing her own hair, then "cooking" with me in the kitchen, then yelling at Spencer to "sit down," to wearing my shoes around the house.

We had discussed getting her some dress-up clothes for Christmas, but decided that she was too young. However, she really has grown up the past couple of months, so we went ahead with the purchase for a small Valentine's Day gift. Needless to say, she loved them! When she first put everything on, she checked out her "bling" like a grown woman (Steve swears it is just an innate skill for women). She loves her new sparkly tiara, but her shoes are her favorite.

Like most little girls, I think she just enjoys hearing the click of her shoes on the floor. In fact, I can recall wearing my mother's clogs around the house back in the 70s for the same reason! I know she is still young, but I look forward to the days of playing dress up with her!

1 comment:

Jeff and Lindsey said...

That video is so cute! I love when she waves Bye Bye with the wand. She'll have to teach Lydia a thing or two about dress up clothes!