Thursday, January 24, 2008

Make Believe

For Jillian's 2nd birthday her Ti-Ti Martha and Jon got her a Sleeping Beauty Princess outfit. This princess outfit has opened many doors to her imagination. For Christmas Santa brought Jillian Cinderella, Belle (Beauty and the Beast), and Snow White princess she refers to herself as princess Jillian. Jillian enjoys wearing her out-fits with all of the accessories anywhere and everywhere we go. If we are reading a book about the Three Little Bears, she refers to herself as baby-bear, me as Momma bear and Glen is poppa bear. If we are reading books about elephants Jillian likes to refer to herself as a baby elephant, a chicken she is a baby chicken...the list goes on and on. We just absolutely love this stage (as we have them all LOL). Everyday is a new day and another character, if you try to refer to Jillian using her name, she will be the first to correct you, "NO, thank you, Momma I am Cinderella.. Glen and I strongly believe that when Jillian uses her imagination she is showing a healthy way of growing into her own identity. Glen and I do our best to try an encourage Jillian to be the person she is meant to be, we try not to discourage her from using her fun imagination, we just enjoy it and go with the flow. ISN'T THAT WHAT PARENTS ARE SUPPOSE TO DO?

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