Saturday, March 10, 2007

Alter Egos

As Kaelen gets older, his imagination gets noticably more creative. I love watching his imagination grow and am constantly entertained with what he comes up with. Of late, Kaelen has been switching back and forth between a few alter egos. On any given day, one moment he could be one ego and just when you get on the same page with him and call him by the appropriate name, he will correct you (rather loudly too) that you are wrong and that he is another. To give you an idea of these egos, here are the favourites of late:

Shrek - When in this ego mode, you can only address him as Shrek and only the chosen ones can enter his swamp (aka: his bedroom). Mommy gets the special ranking of Princess Fiona and Shrek plans on marrying me someday soon because we love each other. Daddy gets the appropriate title of Donkey and quite often is banned from the swamp, where as Mommy gets the all access pass. There are some days that Mommy is in complete agreement that Daddy is named an Ass (hee hee).

Superhero - This ego doesn't have a particular Superhero other than Kaelen labels himself as a superhero. This ego usually comes forth when Kaelen achieves an accomplishment that he is particularly proud of. Like Shrek, when in this ego mode, you can only address him as Superhero.

Luongo - This ego is the strongest and the most often used ego. 90% of the time, you can only address Kaelen as Luongo. Who is Luongo? Well, he is probably the best goalie in the NHL right now. He also happens to play for our favourite hockey team; the Vancouver Canucks. Did I forget to mention that he is also Kaelen's hockey hero?

Hockey Player - When not Luongo and Kaelen is in hockey mode, he is a hockey player. No player in particular, but you will be quickly reprimanded if you call him Luongo when he is in fact a hockey player.

Little Boy - This alter ego has been making appearances of late; especially when we try to introduce the idea of pooping on the potty or hiding that bottle of milk right before bedtime. That is usually when Kaelen reminds us that he is in fact a little boy, our little baby and that we should cater to his whims.

Big Boy - Out of all of Kaelen's alter egos, this is the one that gives me the most concern when he is in this mode. While watching him and praising him for his accomplishments is certainly rewarding, there is the downside to it too. Just two days ago, when I was praising him for being such a good big brother for helping me bathe Masyn, I grabbed him to me, hugged him and gave him a kiss on the cheek. He promptly yelled "No Mommy! Me big boy now!" and then with a look of disgust, wiped his cheek clean of any Mommy germs that may have lingered from the kiss.

1 comment:

Peanut Butter and Jelly Boats said...

It's always an adventure isn't it?! When my kisses are wiped off, I respond by chasing around the house giving more and more kisses. Resulting in screaming and laughing, kissing fun.