As I mentioned the other day, someone is reading the "Little House on the Prairie" series. She's enthralled with it. Absolutely obsessed. And the obsession is contagious. MonkE is in on it too. We YouTubed the pilot for the TV series and within one viewing they had memorized the sequence of events and quotable character lines. Add that to the stories from the books and two fabulous imaginations and you have the recipe for hours of immersed imaginary play.
The thing I find fascinating is that Funky B and MonkE have preferred roles which are the opposite of their own personalities in real life. As the older sister Funky B is the more compliant, tenative, rule-abiding child. She handles responsibility well and has always been noted for her maturity and intelligence. She is reliable and diligent and articulate. MonkE, on the other hand, is bolder, independent, more assertive. She doesn't whine nor does she always willingly follow the rules. She's the more physical of the two. She's a bit sassy and rather tough. And yet in their daily "Laura and Mary" re-enactments Funky B takes on Laura's character while MonkE assumes Mary's. I find it interesting how they are trying on these other personalities just as I remember doing with my own sister when I was young.
I also find it absolutely adorable that she's wearing the bonnet my mom made for me when I was equally obsessed and that she's wearing an old skirt that my mom wore back in the day. How it all comes back around again.