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The Hobbit becomes Eeyore

June 3, 2011 Leave a comment

Hobbit has claimed to be a “kid elephant” for about a year now.  Whenever you would talk to her, she would inevitably respond with, “call me Kid Elephant!”  Yes, it sounds like a cute thing for a three year old to say, but hear it twenty times in an hour, and it gets on your nerves just a bit.  She would instruct anyone that she came into contact with to call her Kid Elephant.”

Over the last few weeks, we have been reading the classic Winnie the Pooh stories.  Both Hobbit and Princess have enjoyed hearing the stories.  But they have had an unexpected effect.  A few days ago, the self proclaimed “kid elephant” has now decided that she is Eeyore.  She often will crawl around on all fours and tell everyone in the vicinity that she is now Eeyore. 

Today, I took Hobbit and Little Man to the mall to play on the toys.  There weren’t many kids there and Hobbit and Little Man were running around and having a great time.  Then Hobbit noticed another girl about her age.  They started playing together and I am guessing that Hobbit told her new playmate to call her Eeyore about 15 times in 3 minutes.  I don’t know what the girl thought about it but after only a few minutes her mom decided that it was time to leave. As new kids would show up to play, they were greeted with “I’m Eeyore, call me Eeyore!”  Most kids at the play area are just in their own world, and so most of them probably didn’t even realize what she was saying.  Which is a good thing.

Hobbit really commits to her characters.  She loved the story about Eeyore’s tail, so she borrowed her sister’s monkey tail from the dress up clothes bin and will wear it, and then lose it.  Then she will want help finding her tail, just like Winnie the Pooh did.  She will walk on all fours and will ask what kind of food that Eeyore likes.  I guess that she wants to make sure that she is eating authentic Eeyore food.

This girl is a ham and I am looking forward to seeing who or what she decides to be next.

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