Last year I shared how my youngest granddaughter uses her imagination and pulls me into her “make-believe” world as she plays with the toy animals my husband gave her a few years ago.
Last week she stayed with us as her parents were out of town on work-related trips. I thought we had covered every possible scenario for these animals. But she came up with another great idea.
She also has a stuffed character that we named Willie who has played with her for years. (I, of course, have had to be the voice for Willie.)
We opened a fashion store and Willie was the owner/designer. Each of the twelve animals came into the store and told Willie what accessory they were looking for.
- Zoe Zebra wanted some white and black striped books to match her skin.
- Macey Moose wanted a blue scarf with gold sequins.
- Tod Tiger wanted a blanket with bright colors.
Each animal had a special request.
Willie soon went to work and designed each item. (That means Zoe and Grandma drew designs on paper and cut them out.)
After a few hours (actually only a few minutes but time passes fast in our imaginary world), the animals returned for their accessories.
After paying Willie with their credit card (and Willie pointed out to each one that their card was about to expire so they needed to check on that) they put on their scarves, boots, and coats.
Everyone was very happy with Willie’s design and predicted that he will soon be a famous star in the New York fashion world.