My daughter, just shy of four years old, gave herself an imaginary name that stuck with us for well over two months. If you and I were to meet in the park as complete strangers and we went through the formalities of introductions, my daughter would have introduced herself as Kada (Kay-duh). It might go something like this:
You: Hi! What’s your name?
Me: My name is Annie, and this is Ellie and Claire.
Ellie: My name’s not Ellie! It’s Kada!
Me: (Somewhat nervous at her daughter’s insistence upon being called an imaginary name) She likes to be called Kada…
You: Ooooh… Nice to meet you!
Pretty soon, strangers in the park, her friends, and sometimes Yours Truly were calling this spunky three year old by a name she completely dreamed up on her own.
Enter the world of imagination…
Today I’m blogging over at Mama OT!!! Check out my sweet friend Christie who has started a really awesome blog called Mama OT. Christie is an Occupational Therapist specializing in kiddos. Her passion is seeing children reach their full potential, and her blog serves as a resource for people who care for children. Please check it out and enjoy my post on our experience with imagination!