Emma struggles to dress warmly. Long sleeves, hats, and long pants bother her. So does anything other than the softest fabric, which is part of why she wears the same outfits over and over (and over). Wintertime is always a particular challenge; given the choice she would prioritize staying home in her summer outfit over going out, even to go somewhere she loves.
Things are going better this fall, and imaginary play has a lot to do with it. She may struggle to dress warmly for an outing, but if it’s part of a game that’s entirely different! She put on the scarf, hat, and mittens of her own free will – and had Johnny playing along:
Is it just me, or is he pretending to lick a telephone pole? Hopefully he doesn’t try that outside this winter!
Since they were halfway dressed already, it was almost no trouble to get Emma in the extra sweater and tights to play outside!
We enjoyed a lovely autumn afternoon outside!
I’m proud of Emma for using her imagination to work through something she struggles with. And I’m thinking we need to make a pretend airport security station to help Johnny overcome his fear of TSA workers stealing his precious shoes – before we fly next month! Maybe some pretend airplane seats to practice sitting in, too?
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