Did you ever use your bath towels for dress up when you were a child? In our house my sister and I did quite often as kids. Any time we had the pool or the sprinkler out we would use our towels for more than just something to dry off with. We pretended we were characters from “Clash of the Titans” and wore our towels as togas, among other things. That’s right, imagination was never in short supply at our house.
So how thrilled was I when my kids asked me to help them become superheroes while out playing in the pool and sprinkler last summer? All it took was a couple of towels and clothespins and the transformation was complete.
As you can see, the day was saved! No kryptonite was going to bring this superhero down.
Of course, our other superhero decided that a cape was nice, but she would rather don a lovely strapless purple princess gown instead. Who knew that terry cloth was the new satin?
Love when kids are still so little and full of imagination
Little things like this can make a whole summer awesome 🙂
Hopefully! I’d like a summer full of awesome.
So cute and I was watching Animal House last night. All I could think was Toga, Toga, Toga, lol!! Buts seriously loved how this simple thing entertained them!! 🙂
SNORTING out loud at Janine’s TOGA TOGA TOGA….
I love how a simple item can spark such imagination…superhero, strapless dress, or even a flying carpet or invisible cloak.
It’s the little things that make big differences!
YES, I totally agree
Your superhero is impressive, but your princess just rocks that gown!
Doesn’t she though? She’s conflicted in the whole superhero vs princess area.
I just love this! Imagination in children is The Best. Ever. Great photos, Sarah! And yes, I, too, snorted over TOGA! TOGA! TOGA!
I never thought of that when I was writing it and totally should have!
Nurturing imagination is one of the best gifts you can give your kids. Love it!!
Thank you! I try!
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When I was a little girl, my mom always cut my hair short. I used to put a slip (remember those? to wear under your dress/skirt so you couldn’t see through) on my head to pretend that I had long hair.
Also, my daughter used to put those stretchey gloves on her feet and pretend she was a monkey.
Gotta love a good imagination…
I used to put tights on my head so I could be a lop eared bunny! I also used to put black socks on my hands and told my mom I was a fox.
Adorable! Kids are so creative!
Yes they are!
I love this! After starting to read Parenting Without Borders, I was reminded AGAIN of the importance of open-ended play. I’m so guilty of buying toys for my son that don’t encourage that use of imagination. In fact, who needs toys at all? Give them linens!
Open ended play is SO important. My son was in childcare until Brynn was born so he was always in structured play situations. My daughter was never really in that type of care so she has always done open ended play. She’ll take anything to make something into a play thing. It’s amazing. Unlike her brother, she is rarely bored!
Who needs fancy costumes when you can use your brain?
They use those brains a lot thank goodness!
Thank you for the love!
Princess Terry Cloth is adorable! The things kids can do with a little imagination and house hold items. Lol.
I used to wear a pitcher on my head as a helmet and a jumprope was my microphone!
I still use my hair brush as a microphone and my bed as my stage. Usually, this kind of imagination happens when the audience is in my head, not actually there laughing at me.
HAHAH! My sister and I used to pretend that we had long gorgeous hair. Oh kids.
Your “long luxurious blonde hair”? Like Whoopi Goldberg? Hee hee. I love that routine!
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