Rylee likes to sometimes pretend that she is someone else, such as Owlette from PJ Masks, Lady from Lady and the Tramp, or any Disney princess. Not only does she like to pretend to be someone (or something) else, she also likes to change her name. And she fully expects you to call her by said name and corrects you if you forget.
Last week we made a trip to the coast with a nature group we are involved with. On the drive there, we talked about the other kids that would be joining us that day. When I told her that Leo and his baby sister Briar Rose would be there, she got very excited and exclaimed, "Ohhh!!! Briar Rose is a nice name. I'm going to be Briar Rose today!" (They call her Bria, pronounced Bry-a)
On Saturday we went to a birthday party for some twin friends. There was a balloon artist there, making balloon animals for all the kids. This was of course a huge hit, and we had to wait line for our turn. When Rylee noticed that he was asking the kids in front of us what their names were, she leaned over to me and whispered, "I'm gonna be Aurora today." When it was finally our turn and the balloon man asked Rylee her name, she proudly told him that it was Aurora. She was very convincing about it too! He told her what a nice name she had.
After the birthday party, the kids went to their grandparents to spend the night. Rylee spent the evening and all the next morning saying her name was JayCee, which is one of their cousins. When they asked Ayden if his name was Jade (the other cousin), he answered "no, I'm Ayden James (insert last name)!" He sometimes goes along with Rylee's active imagination and will agree to be Lightning McQueen, but for the most part, he tends to be very exact and goes by his own name. Haha!
Kids are funny.
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