Mini Miss has the most wonderful imagination. Even in times of my utmost despair & depression she can make me laugh. I truly love that about her. This is an example from our shower earlier this evening....
Mini Miss being various characters in the shower & using a different voice for each character....
LPS Monkey: hi swiper!
Swiper: hi monkey
Monkey: nice to meet you
Swiper: nice to meet u too. I'm going to swipe u now!
Dora (high pitched panic voice): oh no!! Swiper is going to swipe my monkey! Oh no!! Swiper no swiping!!
Swiper: your toooo late! U will never find it now!!
Dora: Say map! Map! Say again! Map!! And backpack! Backpack!
*incoherent mumbling and various characters running and jumping all over the shower* followed by: "there's monkey!! We did it!!"
A couple of weeks ago an older lady had a go at me for letting her play with my phone while I shopped. She told me giving my toddler a screen to keep her amused would stop her growing up with an imagination, blah blah blah...
Normally I play games with Mini Miss. We talk about the food, what we can cook. We count, spot various items, colours and shapes...she has some Devon from the deli & of course a drink. This day however, she was over tired and simply not in the mood. I don't have a problem letting my toddler play educational games on my phone so I can get a few things done. Just like when Miss Teen was the same age, occasionally the TV babysat while I did housework or had a *GASP* shower in peace!
So, after reading the above script, a script that has a variation EVERY night, tell me again how my toddler is growing up without an ACTIVE imagination?