Well, never a dull moment around here. Sophia's imaginative play reached new heights this week as she has been in a constant role play for four days straight: She is Mary and Elmo is Baby Jesus. Elmo is such a faithful playmate - and so versatile. The conversations have been priceless:
Sophia: Mary is going to Colonial Williamsburg and so is Baby Jesus. We need to put him in the stroller. We can't leave him alone in the manger.
Nina: (Thinking well we can use this play as a learning exercise.) Sophia, who visited Baby Jesus when he was born?
Sophia: The shepherds
Nina: And the Wise Men
Sophia: And the Foolish Man.
Nina: The Foolish Man?
Sophia: You know, the Foolish Man - who built his house on the sand.
(And later, I try again)
Nina: Sophia, who visited Baby Jesus when he was born?
Sophia: Grandma and Buela and Bodie and Wilson.
(Getting in the Car on Wednesday)
Sophia: Mary and Baby Jesus are coming. But not Joseph. He has to go to work. He works at the church.
Sophia: Baby Jesus sleeps in bunk beds now. He doesn't fit in the manger anymore. He is nine years old now.