When I was a wee little flower, my favorite games were pretend.
Lets pretend I'm Cinderella!
Lets pretend I have a sister!
Lets pretend I am on a safari!
Lets pretend my doll is my sister!
Lets pretend I'm a pilgrim!
Lets pretend my doll is in a one room school house and I'm the teacher!
Lets pretend my room is a house in Williamsburg, Virginia, and I am under a pile of blankets because I am hiding from the British!
And the list goes on...
I played dress up and pretend well into fifth grade. It was creative, so it was where I was comfortable. As you can see, the kinds of games I played varied as I got older.
I think that is the key to playing pretend. It is easy to imagine anything that you love. I loved my American Girl Books, and as a result, some of my pretend was from history.
History can seem like a really boring concept to a little girl...especially because it seems like it is full of boys!!! It isn't like fairy tales , with the fancy dresses, and the glitter magic, where the good people live happily ever after..or is it?
I think that the real women in history can be just as exciting, and have just as glamours stories, it just depends on how you look at it.
When you find out a ball gown from the 1700s
looks as good as Belle's dress,
Abigail Adams becomes much more interesting...
Who is Abigail Adams you may ask?