Friday, September 04, 2009


Today Smiley did his clearest pretending yet.

Smiley began "rehearsing" things back in April. He would use a book, stuffed animal, and binky to pretend to be going to bed. He would walk around with an empty plastic mug and pretend to drink from it. It was a kind of pretending, but without imagination: he was only being himself, using objects for their normal purposes.

Recently he began to pretend to be an animal. Normally this is only with noises, but this morning he also got down on hands and feet before making animal noises. Since his animal noises are still pretty pathetic I had no idea what kind of animal he was pretending to be. But in any case it was his clearest demonstration yet of imagination.

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