Thursday, April 12, 2012

A Secret Identity? Really?!?

It has been brought to my attention that I am raising no ordinary child!  I've said it many times that Sara's NF presents many challenges that I have to approach much differently because of her physical limitations or her advanced cognitive thinking.  But yesterday I learned something that changes everything...

I'm raising a super hero!!!!  I had no idea that my daughter had 2 identities, and one of them a complete secret even from me!

Last night as I'm cleaning up dinner, Sara is in the bathtub (as is the normal routine).  The bathroom wall is shared by the kitchen, so although I can't see into the bathroom I can hear everything she does clear as if I was right there.  She isn't the quietest child when she's playing.

As I stand in the kitchen I hear from the bathroom the following commentary.

"Oh my God, my goggles!  My super goggles!  And when I put them on I'm Goggle Girl!"

There's a few moments of quiet and then some splashing around.

"You can't catch me Goggle Girl, I'm to good at hiding from you.  No one can stop me from being mean to everyone!"  (All said is a high pitched voice).

"You can't hide from me Evil Mr. Duck, I can find you anywhere with my super goggles.  And no one is mean to my friends in my bathtub."

Lots more splashing with the random "Help! Help!" in the high pitched voice.

"I've got you Evil Mr. Duck!  Your time of being mean is over.  Now say you're sorry."

"I'm sorry!  I won't be mean ever again."  (High pitched voice).

"Yea!  Goggle Girl saves the day again!"

And at this point, I'm laughing so hard I have tears in my eyes.  I wanted to go in and tape it all to share, but I knew if I did she'd stop playing and the moment would be lost.  It makes me remember when the doctor asked me if she had mastered imaginary play.

Imaginary play....check!

1 comment:

  1. You should write a book. This kinda reminds me of Ladybug Girl and Bumble Bee Boy.....

    But Goggle Girl is so much better....LOTS Better. You should write about Goggle Girl's adventures.