And he loves to "pretend." If I tell him that what he's holding is not a xylophone, for example, he will say, "well, we can pretend it's a xylophone" in a voice that clearly implies I lack any imagination. The other morning we were cuddling in bed when I told him that I was going to get up and take a shower. He asked me not to go, and tried to convince me to stay, saying, "You can be a pretend clean woman!"
He's also very into pretending that he's reading. We were looking at some of our flashcards the other day while he pretended to read the information on the back. By the way - flashcards are the best. I find great $1 or $2 packs all over the place (usually at my sub-par Target) and they have provided hours of entertainment. The animal ones are my favorites. I don't know what possessed me to buy the insect ones. I guess I assumed Nate would enjoy them (which he does), but now I have to look at pictures of various spiders. Not cool.
Here we are playing with the dinosaur flashcards (he's feeling under the weather, hence the rosy cheeks, shiny lips and sniffles):
What do your children like to imagine?