Thursday, January 07, 2010

Playing Faces



It is not uncommon, while babysitting our cousin Hannah, for my sister to look at me squarely in the eyes and say, “This is all your fault. You’ve messed her up for life.”

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Hannah has the best imagination of anyone I’ve ever met, something I always try my very best to encourage – much to the dismay of however takes over her care once I leave. We play fairies and princess with just as much regularity as we play pirates and pretend video games (we run through the house, proceeding through the ‘levels’).

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When Hannah and I play, a stick is never a stick but a magical wand that has been entrusted to us by a princess frozen in Jack Frost’s lair. A leaf is not a leaf, but a pirate’s “super power” electric sword, charged (from the tree of course) with the power of exhaustion – this was today’s gem, that was entirely of her own devising. We have games that no one else will ever understand – and if they do, they need to be committed.

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Today we were ‘Playing Faces’. Having received a new camera for Christmas herself (pink of course!), she’s far more tolerant of our house’s shutterbug tendencies. Today she and Beth sat on the back step and Played Faces.

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1 comments:

paganx said...

That is awesome...and sooo evilly sweet :D

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