Monday, December 14, 2009

Meet the Parents

Lots of kids have imaginary friends.
I always wanted one and pretended I had one. But I didn't really.
I think M is in that same group. It's not a real imaginary friend...yet. But for now, it's convincing, perpetual pretend play.

Except her friend isn't a gal pal to play dress up with.
Meet Derek.
Her husband.
She waits on him hand and foot. She tucks him in (they have more of a parent-child relationship than a romantic one but that's probably good at her age!) and tucks in their five, yes, five children.
She instructs me where to walk so I don't step on him or their kids and she talks to him about his day.

It makes me laugh. It's also a little awkward sometimes. Hopefully he treats her like a princess!


Heather said...

That is so funny! I chuckled out loud when I read this. Why wouldn't anyone never want kids??

Grandma Jan said...

She does have an imagination, doesn't she. Is she still singing and dancing all day?
Give my granddaughters a hug from me.

Julie and John said...

Liz, That is absolutely hilarious!

Amy said...

Like I always say, she cracks me up!! If he doesn't treat her like the princess that she is, tell her there's plenty of other princes out there to choose from. Eric might work.