Play acting was a big part of my boys’ childhood and we had a ” dress up box” that was filled to the brim. I guess that is the major advantage of having twins of the same sex; they loved the same things and it was like having your best friend with you for a permanent sleep over. They devised many plays and I loved listening to their imaginations run wild as they practiced their scripts.
Harry Potter was much loved so it was commonplace to see cloaked figures brandishing their wands or concocting potions in their bathroom with various spices donated from my pantry. Just the other day they were reminiscing and saying how cool it was that I would happily give them stuff and not worry about the mess they were making. I always thought the half hour clean up well worth the hours of delight it gave them and as a result I have treasured memories of their childhood play.
Birthday parties were a major event and they too often incorporated dressing up. In fact, the boys’ love of acting and costumes led to the birth of kids mystery games; a business that combines both and delivers loads of fun!
“Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”