She’s standing on a stool in the bathroom right now, talking to herself in the mirror. Cradling the tube of toothpaste in her hand she tells her image that she has to be very careful with it, she can’t break it. This is her toy that she “paid at the store”. She is very serious and intent in this instruction.

Just as I walk by to see what she is doing she hands it to herself in the mirror and says, “Here you go. It’s for you.”

She talks on the pretend phone to people, and if I didn’t know she was pretending, I’d swear someone on the other end is responding to her. The one-sided conversation sounds so realistic.

The pretend part of having kids is super fun.

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