Little T and F have been playing the “marrying game” for some time now. The other kids at play-school do it too. At one time, F married two girls and T said, F didn’t marry her.
I’ve always wondered what it was, this marrying game. I finally had the chance to observe what actually occurs in this marrying game when F (another F, not her best-friend though, but our neighbour’s son), came over yesterday to have a little play. Let’s call this F, the other F, not to confuse him with F, little T’s best-friend.
Little T said, “Let’s get married other F”.
Other F says, Okay! But he looked a bit confused, he obviously didn’t know what this game was all about.
Little T explained: First we do the walk to the marrying place. She demonstrated this by walking really slow. When she stopped, she said: And then we dance! She quickly took hold of the other F’s hand, and they giggled and danced around, more the “here-we-go-round-the-murlbery-bush” type of dance.
Here’s little T playing the marrying game with her best-friend F.
As they danced, I asked little T what happens next. She replied, then we eat cake! What happens after your eat cake, I asked again. Little T looked confused for a while, as if she herself didn’t know the answer. Before I could say anything again, she quipped, “We go home!” Ah, indeed.
Does your little one have any other weird/funny pretend games they like to play?
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Have a lovely week ahead folks!