Saturday, July 26, 2008

Dida did it!

I walked into the bedroom with dried cranberries strewn all over the floor.

"Who did this?" I asked. Somewhat perplexed to see the dried fruits on the floor.

"Dida did it Umi!" she declared with such conviction.

"Dida? Why did Dida do it?" I had to ask.

"Don't know."

"Can you please tell Dida not to do it again? This makes Umi very upset you know," I told her trying hard not to laugh.

"Ok."

At 2 years and 7 months she does know whats right and wrong and tries to shift the blame on Dida.

Dida her imaginary friend has been with us for 2/3 months now. I don't know if Dida is the same person as Mongku.

She has shown her imaginary play quite a bit these days. She likes to arrange pillows and imagine it as a car so that she can drive to the strawberry farm to pick strawberries. And she likes to pretend to pick the green strawberries in her imaginative play.

To be a child again.

3 comments:

Kak Teh said...

Sunflora, my second child had an imaginary friend until she went to school and had real friends. She used to use Niki for everything that she wanted - jump on the bed, because Niki said you must jump on the bed before going to sleep, Niki said you must watch TV..and later when she had real friends at school, Niki dramatically disappeared - she was sent to prison!

How I wish I had the chance to see your daughter again during your last trip here.

Swahili said...

I hope you never have to go thru 3 "friends", amusing will quickly turn chaotic

Sunflora said...

Kakteh

Don't you wonder how she got the name Nikki?

Suhaili

We're getting there. THere's 2 at the mo and its already a challenge hehehe.