Red has (to my delight) started to pretend. It’s very simple at this point – a car drives and makes sounds, he stirs a bowl of nothing, and every one goes Night Night at some point… during the day.
Red will grab his one or two… or three blankies and lay them over his subject (here, the Doo). Dooley gets a very light pat several times, and a declaration of, “Night Night Doo”, followed by a head snuggle. It’s the latter that really melts me.
Sometimes Hubs get drug into the bedroom, put INTO BED and the door has to be shut. Night night kisses and snuggling ensue. But, like any 2 year old pretend session, it’s short lived and he moves on to the next play time activity! How did your kids start pretending?