We had a spate of great weather over the weekend, so one day Ger and I took the girls to the park. Actually, it was more like they repeatedly demanded to be taken to the park and we had to go along with it. At any rate we took the kite that Sam had selected as part of her gift basket last Easter. It turned out to be perfect kite flying weather, and Sam was able to get that sucker up in the sky and keep it there with ease. She pretty much immediately started screaming "I'M FLYING A KITE FOR THE FIRST TIME IN MY LIFE!" and then sprinted towards the nearest group of trees like that Charlie Brown.
She also made a new playmate at the park, as she is wont to easily do every time she sees someone else approximately her size. She and this other little girl played hide and go seek for a while, then I sat and watched as Sam tried to convince the girl to "play Lego Star Wars."
Aparently not hip to the game, the girl seemed confused at first, but eventually figured out that Sam wanted to pretend to be characters from Star Wars. "Okay!" she said, "I want to be the girl."
Sam rolled her eyes at this. "Okay, you be Princess Leah. Nobody wants to be princess Leah. She's boring." (She was close to being correct in this; the truly boring and lame character that nobody wants to be is Leah's twin brother.)
The girl looked a bit affronted by this, but then quickly changed her expression to confusion when Sam said, "I'm Artoo! Weeee-eeeaarr!"
"Weeee-eeeaarr! That's the sound Artoo makes when someone hits him."
The girl looked around. "Nobody hit you."
More eye rolling from Sam. "I KNOW. I'm pretending."
At this point Sam was running around the playground making her best beeping and sqwawking sounds and the other girl just stood there watching her. After a minute she ventured, "I want to be Princess Jasmine."
We didn't stay long after that.
Mandy was also there and she thought she was also playing Star Wars (I heard more than one "I'm Yoda! I'm Yoda!" from her), but she was alone in this perception.