I just want you to know how not kidding I am when I talk about Trynica pretending to be a princess. In the picture below you will see Tryn laying on the couch pretending to be Sleeping Beauty. Notice that she is wearing her beads (which is actually something that Cinderella wears) and I am not kidding about the pacifier which has become the stand-in crown. I have had this crown balanced on my head several times as Tryn bestows on me "a crown of grace and beauty" (which is a line from the movie).
Tryn has, for some reason, taken to calling herself Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty, or even Grace and Beauty. When I say, "Tryn, do you need to go potty?" She will tell me, "No, Mom, Cinderella needs to go potty." Or, "No, no, Grace and Beauty, Mom." Also notice the way there is a blanket laying over the bottom half of her body and the way her hands are folded on her chest, just the way that Sleeping Beauty looks when she is laying in her deep sleep. Tryn will get all ready with her crown, go through the motions of walking across the room to touch her finger on an imaginary spinning wheel, fall to the ground, and then get up and go prepare herself this way on the couch. Then I will get a, "Mom!! Mom! Can you come and kiss me?" And she will lay there with her eyes half closed until I come to kiss her. She will do this several times in a row.
She also does a similar thing with Cinderella. She will come to me and say, "Mom, can you say, 'these beads, they give it just the right touch'?" Then I play my part of the evil stepmother and the stepsisters who tear her dress apart. After she runs to the garden to cry, I become the fairy godmother who makes her a "car" and a dress. I have some really great video of this, if only I could find the dumb cord to put it on my computer!
This is so funny. I love it! I can't believe how imaginative she is. I would love to be able to just get inside her head to see what is really going on when she is acting out these parts. She can quote entire sections of the movies and can sing the theme songs from them both. Crazy kid. She is so dang smart.
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