I’m not big on letting my kids watch movies. When we go on car trips, however, we never leave home without Dora movies. Aaron drives and listens to a book on his iPod, I read, and Kayla and Madeline watch endless episodes of Dora the Explorer. (Savannah chills out, rarely sleeps and occasionally vocalizes her discontentment!)
This morning, Madeline (who is always pretending to be someone else) was Dora. I’m not sure how much of this is from her own head and how much is from actual Dora episodes, but I sure thought it was cute nonetheless!
Madeline: I’m Dora.
Mommy: Oh, hi, Dora. What are you going to do today? Are you going to go on an adventure?
Mommy: Are you going to help somebody?
Madeline: Yeah. Boots.
Mommy: Oh, did Boots lose something?
Madeline: His boots!
Mommy: Oh boy! Boots lost his boots. Where will you go to find them?
Madeline: To the nut forest! Boots and I will go there, and Tico will take us there in his car. And then the nuts will follow us there, and they’ll go back up in the trees.
Mommy: Wow! The nuts will go back up in the trees?
Madeline: Yeah, and then we’ll go to Crocodile Lake. Benny will help Boots when he falls out of the boat. Yeah, he falls out of the boat when he’s getting Dora’s backpack.
Mommy: Oh did Backpack fall in Crocodile Lake?
Madeline: Yeah. And then I’ll go play with the Fiesta Trio! And I’ll sing a song with them. I’ll sing “My God is So Big!”