November 13, 2012

The “Real World”

Posted in Uncategorized at 11:12 pm by chasingtoddlermom

It has become increasingly apparent that the line between the real and the make-believe is extremely blurred for my children.  Much more than I had ever imagined.  They question me regularly about whether things are “for real” or whether things that they see on TV “really happened.”  I have been trying to explain why Tom and Jerry and Looney Tunes can’t possibly be real!  A few days ago Austen asked me again about our ride on Star Tours at Disneyland.  He asked me whether we had really gone to outer space.  I told him that we hadn’t, but that it sure seemed like we did.  He continued to press me on the issue, making a pretty strong case for why he was sure we had really left the planet Earth.  Some of it is a child’s perception and I’m sure some of it is his imagination at work.  It sure is more fun to believe that we actually traveled in a spaceship! 

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