Benedict will be three next month… and starting school next September! We’ve gone through the terrible twos; one of the most challenging things I’ve ever been faced with – I’d like to think we’re over the worst of it, but I’m not too sure about that! And now we are reaching the realm of imagination.
Benedict has a great one – he’ll spend hours playing imaginary games with his cars, his dinosaurs or firemen. The only problem now is that Rose always wants to join in the fun too, which never goes down too well!
Benedict does have a favourite ‘three-person’ game too though, and that’s pretending we’re being chased by a dinosaur, a bear or a monster. I have to run around the room holding Rose, looking as if there’s a monster behind us. Eventually I end up at the sofa where Benedict is waiting for us, and he says “I’ll keep you safe!” and gives me and Rose a big hug. But instantly he decides he’s turned into a monster and roars in our face and then we have to run again… he’s pretty convincing!
I can’t help thinking this is such a boy thing… I can’t imagine most girls wanting to run around pretending they’re being chased by monsters!