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Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Take upon the image

Kathleen and Sophia have reached the age of play pretend.  Sophia probably wasn't on her own, but she has been pulled into the game by her older sister and has no choice in the matter.  The enjoy emulating whoever has caught their fancy most recently.  Kathleen enjoys being a pilot, and has driven her sister around on our couch arm as Ayman, the driver.  She dresses up in ballet skirts and is the noble prince saving his baby princess from the evil sorcerer von Rothbart.  After reading one of the Little Bear books, we all had a party at lunch and Kathleen was Emily, teddy was Lucy, Sophia was Little Bear, I was Owl and Edwin was Duck.

So I shouldn't have been surprised when I walked into the play room a few Fridays and found Kathleen 'nailing' her sister to the wall in a cruciform position.  The had watched The Testaments that day and evidently Sophia was chosen for the lead role.  After crucifying her sister, she 'buried' her in the play tent, and ran off to play.  

Sophia was happy to lay down on the provided pillow with her blanket and be dead for awhile.  After some time, she had enough, and sleepily got to her feet.  With a yawn, she mumbled, "I'm not dead anymore.  I'm resurrected."  I couldn't help at laugh at the outrageous words imperfectly coming from her infant mouth.  

"Why are you laughing?" she asked.  
"Because you're cute," I replied with a smile.
Indignant, she shot back, "Don't laugh at Jesus!  Why are you laughing at Jesus Christ?!?"

Chagrined, I stopped laughing.  Sophia flounced off, and I had to go tell the good news to Brandon.  Or something like that.

Jesus and the thief


UnkaDave said...

Wow! That's some play/pretend! I would advise against their watching anything like "Pearl Harbor," or "Lord of the Rings," or if they do, don't leave any swords or bows/arrows laying around.

PaulaJean said...

Umm, I'm not sure what to think about that; other than echoing Dad's comment on keeping your house weapon-free.

dixonfamily said...

They are adorable!! Such smart little girls. Things could get real interesting once Edwin is old enough to join in.

Ashlie said...

Haha! That's so adorable. Both of them must be so fun to watch and listen to. It's amazing what goes on in their little heads!