Sunday, November 6, 2011

Imagination Station

In the past two weeks, Gigi's imagination has really started to crank, and she catches me off guard with her ideas.

One day she wanted to color, so I brought out her pencils and her coloring pad. When I looked up a minute later, she was putting pencils upright into the three holes punched in the coloring pad, and I assumed she had grown bored with using them the proper way, and was being creative. When she saw me noticing her she pointed to the paper and said "cake!", and touching the ends of her colored pencils lightly she said, "Hot! Hot." This Birthday Party theme with a cake is one that comes up a lot in Gigi's little world, but I had never seen her create a scene out of her everyday toys. So cool...


At another point I was home for the day, folding clothes in the middle of the floor to catch up on some laundry. Gigi climbed into the empty laundry basket when I had folded the last few things, and she said, "Boat!" Carefully she looked over the edge and intently told me, "Peixe! Agua!" ("fish" and "water" in Portuguese). When you have a child who is very much in a concrete mode and then suddenly starts using her imagination, it is so exciting!

4 comments:

amanda said...

I love this age. she is doing so many great things thanks to you as her mother.

The Kammeyers said...

CUTE!! What a fun stage! Can't wait til Logan starts putting that imagination of his to adorably good use. :) So fun!

Mike and Rui said...

Hi. Thanks for the comment on my blog post. I read your posts last night before I posted my blog too and forgot to comment on them. Gigi is so cute! She is so creative and I love it. I wish you guys were closer so that our girls could play together all the time. I also loved your post about your reading. I do need to be a better reader because I really need to be a little bit more intellectual in order to be a grownup. Have fun in Hawaii! We also want to go to Europe before Addie turns two but not sure if it's possible.... we'll see...

Elizabeth said...

OMG!!!!!!!! My Gigizinha is SOOOOO cute, smart, funny, BEAUTIFUL, sweet, sensitive, playful, funny, kind, tender, INTELIGENT...shall I go on????!!!!!! I MISS YOU GUYS TERRIBLY!!!!!! Sho sho ;]