Our five-year-old daughter thought it would be a fun game to scare our two-year-old one day, so she chased her little sister down the hall roaring in her ferocious beast voice with hands held up like intimidating claws.
Our two-year-old learned the game well, and the next day began chasing her older sister around and roaring for all she was worth. The tables have been turned, and now the little one is on the offensive more often than not with this new method of imagination play.
When I asked them what they were pretending to be, they both started rattling off multiple answers…
“A tiger! A dinosaur! A monster! An alligator!”
At a neighborhood Halloween party on Sunday, they both dressed up like vampires. For herself, my five-year-old chose a long black and purple Victorian-style velvet gown with sleeves that draped dramatically down to the floor. For her younger sibling (who was too scared of the Halloween decorations to come into the store with us), she chose a smaller more frilly version of a black and purple dress with a sparkly bat across the front. They didn’t keep the fangs in, but the oldest definitely pulled off the vampire theme.
Her little sister, however, decided that her tutu-like skirt was designed for the stage, so she kept dancing and twirling while saying “Ballerina,” followed by her now-patented ferocious roar.