You never ever know what is going to stick in a kid’s head and how it might present itself. I’ve said before that my daughter has an amazing memory. It’s eerie, frankly. She sees or hears something once and it’s in there.
We bought Olivia and the Fairy Princesses a little while ago. We read it several times a day for a few days and then it was moved to the bookshelf in favor of her Pete the Cat books (and some goofy Max and Ruby Xmas book that she’s stuck on for some reason). No more Olivia for now. No problem. Olivia will be back in favor one of these days. In any case, the point of the book is that once everyone wants to be/do something (i.e. be a fairy princess) it’s no longer special. Olivia is always searching for her own thing. I really dig it.
I keep a gray fleece blanket around for diaper changes/couch protection (what’s left of it). This weekend, I caught Stella wrapping herself up in it and flailing around á la Martha Graham/Lamentation1 from the Olivia book. She was simultaneously talking about her “stark and modern style.” It was pretty damn funny.
This kid. You just never know.
P.S. If anyone knows Ian Falconer, please pass these pics on. I think he might be gratified to know he’s got a true little fan down here. And maybe suggest an Olivia and the Mermaids title?? Please??
1 And no, I’m not cool/educated enough to have known who that dancer was. I had to look it up.