Sometimes I wish I could be inside LP’s mind watching her imagination unfold. I imagine it is very cinematic…. I get those lovely glimpses of the world in there through what she says and what she does but I know there is so much more.
At dinner a few evenings back, I was telling ImprovDad about some B&Bs I had been checking out. (we have my wonderful Aunt J coming for an overnight with LP next week – woohoo!) One was called the Dancing Coyote and LP loved that name. She wanted to know how coyotes dance, so we invented one. It is a little bit Bollywoodish with howling. It was hard to finish dinner through the laughter.
Post dinner she was pestering us to go outside and see the dancing coyote. I was in “get things done” mode and had her bath running already so I wasn’t game but she rallied ImprovDad.
The report back is that LP led him down the street, around the corner and to some bushes that had a small space between them where the neighbors store their recycling bins. “That’s where the dancing coyote lives,” she said and then collected some leaves and sticks to leave for the coyote to eat.
I love seeing how her imagination expands. I think a few months ago she might have had the idea of a place being where the dancing coyote lives if she was looking at it but now she can picture it in her head first and then go explore it. Now her spontaneity and creativity are developing in new territory…how good it is to discover it.