Have you noticed how children make up the strangest games?
Like when you buy them a vet set and they use it to dig up the garden.
Or when they use a doll’s pushchair to wheel a pile of books around the house.
Another favourite is using their duvets to turn them into caterpillars and creep around the house under them.
I’ve pretty much seen it all.
However, today Daniel and Mia are chasing each other around the house.
Or Mia is chasing/shuffling around the house after Dan: with her pants around her ankles, her skirt lifted up to her shoulders and she’s shouting “Siiiiimon! Siiiiimon!” in a monotone, zombie voice.
“Who is Simon?” I ask both of them and am greeted with a blank stare like, you know, I’m the mad one.
I watch her start the cycle again, shuffling after him, giggling and shouting “Siiiimon! Siiiimon!”.
Really, I have no clue as to what this newly invented game is. I’m not sure I want to know.
“What are you playing guys?” My mind is boggling
“We’re playing Doctor Who.”
Hmmm, is that supposed to be an explanation?
Tuts from both of them.
“Mia is a Cyberman and I’m The Doctor and she’s trying to capture me. But it’s quite funny mummy, because she can’t really say Cyberman properly so she’s saying ‘Simon’.”
Sure the wrong word is funny, but errr hello? Which version of the TV show have you been watching Mia? I’m pretty sure no killer robotic Cyberman has pursued their prey with a bare bottom on show!