Pretend play

Using her imagination to pretend play

M got a market stall for her  birthday from family members and I thought it would be a while until she worked out what to do with it but she instantly got the idea that the wooden vegetables that she sells in the stall are for eating.

Now she will give you a vegetable, take it back and then pretend to eat it with added sound effects for how delicious they are.  It is just so darn cute!

She will also pretend to drink from her tea cups and cake set, as well as eating the cakes! It was actually watching her pretend to drink from the cup from her tea set that made me think about giving her water in a beaker rather than her straw cup at meals times and it was an instant hit.

She loves to use our mobile phones to "talk" to daddy. This is something she has done for a while and also whenever a text comes in she always tells me it is daddy.

She is turning into a little toddler so quickly and this just makes me so excited about the future and what games we will end up playing and what pretend roles I will be roped into playing. It also makes excited about getting to buy dress up costumes so she can pretend to be that person or character.

She is developing into such a wonderful human being and I can just hope that baby two turns into half the person M is.

It makes me curious about how baby two will develop. With he/she roll, bum shuffle or crawl? Will he/she walk early or late, talk lots of little (could I cope with two loud little chatter boxes lol - of course I could), will they be smiley or serious? I can't wait to see them develop their own individual character and learn about their likes and dislikes.

Training Mummy

Training Mummy is a 30 something mum to two beautiful children - a girl born February 2014 and a boy born in October 2015.


  1. Awww what a cutie!! She's so funny! I'm sure she will be making you play all sorts of roles! X

  2. we got Daniel this market stall for his birthday and he loves it. I find that Daniel was super quick on imaginative play. Emma is much slower on it all. Too busy walking!

  3. That's brilliant! :) I used to love these kinds of toys when I was little and can't wait until 'bump' arrives and gets to the age where she can start playing with this kind of thing, not that I wish time to fly that quickly at all, I just have so much to look forward to, as do you! Don't get me started on costumes and dress up! :D

  4. Oh i can only dread to think what the roles will be.

  5. M loves the stall, I thought it would take longer until she was interested in this but we set it up and off she went. Now she constantly plays with the food and till.

  6. Haha I can not wait for the costume stage! I think she will love it.