|"What's going on?"|
For the last week and a bit something strange has been going on at night.
We wake in the morning to find our dinosaurs have been up to mischief!
We were a bit late to the party with dinovember but as soon as I heard about it I knew we wanted to join in with the fun!
|"It's a happy birthday!"|
For those that are in the dark, dinovember was started by a mum and dad who wanted to encourage a sense of wonder and mystery in their children. You can read more about it here. I hope it creates some fun memories for the girls and sparks their imaginations a bit!
|"Uh-oh. Dinosaurs made a mess mum"|
The first couple of days Poppet was just mildly amused by the dinosaur's antics. But soon she started looking forward to seeing what they had got up to in the night, and gently cautioning them before she went to bed - "don't be naughty".
|Me: Is that those naughty dinosaurs again?|
Poppet: No, them nice mama
Little's reaction was the same every day, she would just growl at them.
|"It's a fruit-stealing dinosaur convoy!" (not Poppet's actual words)|
|A detail shot|
|"Look, dinosaurs tidy up!"|
|"'They dettin married!"|
|"Mum come see!"|
|"What dinosaurs doin?"|
I loved how the girls would often elaborate on the dinosaur scene they found each morning and use it as a basis for their play; we had a day of wedding play 'I detting married mum", a day playing with the train set, a day playing with all their toy vehicles (and eating satsumas!), a teaparty that lasted an entire day.... it was lovely to see. Poppet was very keen to help me clean the bathroom after the dinosaurs had messed it up. She even started to try and do it by herself, and seemed almost disappointed in the dinosaurs' behaviour!
The dinosaurs in general have been getting lots of attention since we started; Poppet has been playing with them lots, even feeding them - they have really become her favourite toys of the minute! Which is good timing for us as we got her a beautiful dinosaur dress for Christmas from the amazing Sewing Circus. She will love it even more now!
So now Dinovember has come to an end, and I am a little bit glad because as fun as it was I was running out of dinosaur scenes! I don't know about Poppet's but my creativity and imagination was certainly exercised a bit these last couple of weeks!
Poppet: 2yrs 10mos
Little: 1yr 2mos