She Has An Active Fantasy Life

April 10, 2009 by Michelle

As we were walking from the library through the parking lot, I gave the wee ones my usual lecture about dangers of the parking lot.

We talk about how we need to hold an adult’s hand and always look both ways before crossing. I’ve tried starting to add the bit about how if a car has a stop sign, you can sort of look to make sure they’re slowing down and then proceed. As long as you’re holding an adult’s hand.

The wee ones know the dangers of being hit by a car, and they excitedly shout them out to me — ok, excitedly is probably the wrong word to use here.

You might get hit by a car!

Something might get broken….

You might die!

You might never be able to ride your bike again!

And then Little Miss turns to me — oh so seriously — But, Mommy, if I were in the middle of the street and a car was coming towards me and would hit me, I would just twirl around in a circle and then spin a web at the car.

And what exactly would that do, Sweetheart?

It would stop the car. And then it wouldn’t hit me. She looked at me like I was nuts for even having to ask. *sigh*

Yeah… as much as I love to encourage the imagination of the wee ones, I think it’s time to start reining hers in. Just a little.

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  • Mary


    awww cute!

  • MaBunny


    well MIchelle I’m shocked! EVERYONE mommy and daddy should know that a web would stop any car, hahahaha!
    cute imagination little Miss!

  • H F W


    hehe. Just call her Spidermiss. ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Heather


    Funny!

  • Ryan Ashley Scott


    Ha! I love the imagination, but man does it have a tendancy to get them into trouble.

  • Angela


    Hmmmm… maybe the next lecture should be about how Spiderman is only a fictional character, LOL! What a cutie though!

  • Roxane


    a good idea in theory! But the practicality is just not there LOL

  • septembermom


    Go girl power! Kids do believe that anything is possible. An active imagination is so wonderful! You’ll have to be creative with how you “rein” hers in regarding this safety issue. I like how she shows such authority in her voice when she tells you how she could stop the car. So cute:)

  • t.t. millers


    This brought back a scary memory. When I was a child, leaving the library, we crossed the street and I fell. A UPS truck was coming and I thought I was going to get hit. Of course I didn’t, but I am paranoid about holding a childs hand whenever we are near a street!

  • anymommy


    Come on, mom, everyone knows that ๐Ÿ˜‰

  • Karen


    I love kids with an active imagination. Does she have an imaginary friend, too?

  • Michelle


    Mary – Oh yeah. Adorable. Uh huh ๐Ÿ™‚

    MaBunny – Riiiight, what was I thinking?

    Hyacinth – Oooo, I like that. I’ll have to try that on her tomorrow when she wakes up!

    Heather – Ummm yeah. And scary all at the same time.

    RAS – Yup, it does. That whole reality/fiction thing doesn’t really sink in!

    Angela – We do talk a lot about what’s real and not real, but it’s ummm not really working.

    Roxane – Yup. She is definitely not the most practical monkey in the world. Yet.

    septembermom – Uhh yeah. Authority in her voice is not a problem. Ever.

    tt millers – That is scary! And it’s probably not a bad lesson to remember. I’m with you in always holding hands when in the street, but I know a lot of parents who don’t.

    anymommy – Riiiight. I’d like to see you spin that web!

    Karen – No imaginary friends, but she talks to all her animals and they talk back — each in their own voices ๐Ÿ™‚

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