Sean had a spell of conjunctivitis + flu and he’s been a miserable little lump all week – off his food, tired, grumpy, and really whiney.
So I tried initiating some [less active] indoor imagination games – pirates! I made them pirate patches and taught them a few things about pirates.
They liked the pirate talk bit – but really, who doesn’t? – and kept going AARRRRR MATEY! to each other until it drove me crazy.
But then my 3¾ year old wanted to know WHY pirates had eye patches, and WHY they made people walk the plank, and WHY they had peg legs, and WHY they liked to fight and shoot canonballs… and it came to a point where I couldn’t answer anymore questions without censoring the interesting bits (ie. the VIOLENT bits).
So now Callum thinks pirates are really quite boring, and that was the end of that.