Thursday, October 25, 2012

independent play

LE has a big imagination. Did you know that she has a wolf named Wolfie who has lived under her tongue since just before H was born? He's invisible, so don't feel bad if you haven't seen him. She feeds him little bites of food. Sometimes LE uses two fingers to take Wolfie out of her mouth so that she can push him on her trike (he wears her helmet, of course).

I suppose some kids have imaginary friends and most probably have a whole collection of stuffed animals and dolls that are their friends as well. LE is no exception. Nonetheless, I still pause to secretly watch whenever I catch her talking with them.

A few times I've caught her singing "Head, Shoulders, Knees, & Toes" with her doll, LeLe, moving LeLe's arms to the song.

When putting a shirt on LeLe, I overheard her say, "Find my fingers, WeWe. You found dem, WeWe! You found dem!" (I used to instruct LE to try to find my fingers as a way to help her figure out where the armholes are.)

LE continues to be really into hide and seek. I'm sure I'll post about that later since I have a few photos of her great hiding spots. When she's desperate to play, she'll sometimes play it with her toys and dolls. One time I heard her put LeLe like the closet, close the door, go away, count to 10, and then announce, "Here I tum!!" Then, she ran right to the closet to find LeLe: "I found you!!"

The photos in this post are from last weekend when she was playing by herself in her bedroom. I peeked in to find her tucking her animals in on the wagon and wrapping them carefully with a blanket, telling each of them exactly where she wanted them in the wagon. 


  1. Love her hat! Is it handmade? My nephew had an imaginary friend named Nobody, which I have always thought was the best name ever. My girls also play with their stuffed animals in imaginary situations that they concoct.

    1. My aunt bought that for her last year, and I don't think it's handmade. My mom's side of the family has a nostalgic fondness for sock monkeys. Nobody is a great name! Reminds me of "Who's on first."


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