Kaylee, on the other hand, has imagination like you wouldn't believe. Based on the kids I've been around while I was teaching, I can safely say that she has a more active imagination than your average kiddo. I don't know where it comes from.
I feel badly about it, because it makes it harder for me to play with her. She'll come up with some crazy idea / scheme / story in her head and ask if I want to play pretend that we are littlest pet shop animals named Cody and Pipsweek (her spelling) going on a treasure hunt, using an intricate map that she just drew.
How do you play that?!
Sure, I can pretend to be an animal and make the appropriate animal noises / movements, but doing so while hunting for a nonexistent treasure? I'll pass, thankyouverymuch.
Anyway, Kaylee has been on a big treasure hunt kick after watching National Treasure 1 & 2 recently, and she spent Sunday morning drawing a treasure map and rolling it up inside a gatorade bottle.
Enter my wonderful husband.
While Kaylee was distracted with something else, he got busy drawing his own treasure map. And he had to be all professional like, squirting it with some bleach and putting it in the oven to darken it. Tearing and burning the edges. Oh yeah. The whole nine yards. And then he replaced Kaylee's treasure map with his in the gatorade bottle.
An authentic treasure map!
Unsuspectingly, I asked her to show me her map again. She got the gatorade bottle, removed the map...and realized it wasn't her own!
She studied the map for a few seconds.
And then she was off!
And here she comes running back with her treasure!
On one of my two trips to Target yesterday, I picked up a copy of Yogi Bear since it was on sale for $15. Kaylee has been asking for it, so she was really excited.
Cool dad of the year award to my husband, huh? This was much better than just giving her the DVD :)
In other news, we received a new vacuum cleaner from my dad for Christmas a few months ago. This wasn't a "gee....thanks for the vacuum cleaner" kind of gift; we actually asked for one.
Well....I've let it sit in the box for the last 3 months while I continued using our old one. But today was the day to get it out!
Hardy har har. (get it?)
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