One of Yummy's recurring play themes is GeeBee's Party. GeeBee is her special stuffed giraffe that has been with her since birth; she follows Yummy almost everywhere and helps her feel safe. GeeBee has birthdays at least two or three times a month, and the idea is always the same: cupcakes and presents.
Yesterday morning Yummy informed me that she was going to be a farmer when she grows up, just like Daddy, except a Horse Farmer. I was weeding between our little trees, sweating away in the dirt, but I thought it was as good a time as any to get some dramatic play in. Children are such naturals at drama -pretend play is a second language to them. I try to encourage that gift whenever possible, using Yummy's interests to spark imaginative play.