We have a lot of imagining going on in our house, from Lilyana at least. My imagination has long since left the building.
A little less than 20 years ago I obtained a handcrafted wooden train engine and two cars. I imagined nieces and nephews having fun playing with it. They did during the little time they spent at my house. Fast forward almost 20 years and 4 or 5 moves. Lilyana now has an obsession with Thomas the Tank Engine or Thomas and Friends. She has also found this train set. She takes it everywhere and I do literally mean everywhere. To the bathroom. To bed. Carries it from room to room with her. She reenacts or makes up stories about Thomas and James and Misty Island and Sodor Island. And tonight we took some Lincoln Logs and made them Jobi Wood so that she could carry them around and really play the Misty Island episode.
The only place in the house that it doesn't go is the bathtub. But never fear the bathtub has it's own characters that she reenacts and makes up stories with. These creatures are one blue fish and two orange fish. Anyone care to guess their names?
It is so fun to see her play alone and be imaginative and be able to take a story that she's heard or seen and expand upon it or retell it in her own way.