Things we tell our kids..

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Since my kids were young, we have played a game where I pretend to have somethingin my hand and when I ope the its a tickle bg. Tonight my kids didnt want to go to sleep so I got a small box and told them I was going to show them something my greatgreat grandma gave me. It was a sweet dream bug. I opened the box and pretended to see something jump then caught it. After three times they saw the bug too! We said a song, something about having sweet dreams. I told them the bug can only live in the dark so we had to turn the light out. The bug would whisper sweet dreams to them so if they heard anything of felt a little tickle it was only the bug. I left the box on the dresser so the bug could return when the sun came up. their dad went into their room and turned the light on to say goodnight and I heard them yelling at him. Lol. I ran in turned the light ff and asked if they saw the bug. They said no but they had felt him on their arm and ear lol. So we knew sweet dream bug was still alive. They are fast asleep now. Do you have a story u tell ur kids or a game? I love letting thekids explore their imagination.

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Mabel - posted on 07/08/2011

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That is just too cute.We had my dogs birthday party every year so I can deal with a dream bugs too..=)

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Tonya..warning our sweet dream bug "frickle"yes they named him now has a birthday party planned for aug 4lol!!!

Mabel - posted on 07/08/2011

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WOW that is a great thing to do.I never can come up with things like that.Mind if I borrow this one?

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Karen, sounds amazing.i credit my imagination to my grandma. She always told us stories, made up games..she always seemed "magical" and like anything was possible...

Karen - posted on 07/07/2011

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I don't do too much of this because my kids are older and it's hard to. But my mom used to while she was babysitting them. She taught them to take their stuffed animals to the "fair" and let them ride rides. They'd twirl them around on an imaginary ferris wheel, or on a really fast roller coaster all over the place lol. she took them to the "zoo" by putting them all in a wagon, pretending it was a bus with no roof, and walked them around the yard looking and touching girraffs, elephants, you name it. They would line up the kitchen chairs and pretend they were in whatever vehicle, a bus, car, monster truck, or train....and pretend they were going wherever they wanted to go. They had such a blast with her. She did lots more but those were the ones I heard about most. Really made me wish i could of been home to enjoy that stage with them, but I had to work at the time.

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Lol! Wonderful tasha! I actually like the idea of fairies better..kids probably think I have a bug collection going...

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Elizabeth- Thank you! haha I took what you told your kids and put a twist to fit my kids and it worked they both fell asleep within minutes. I told them that the nitenight bug was friends with the fairies and had dust like the fairies do only its nitenight dust to help you sleep so you have to close your eyes and listen for them and not talk or you will scare them! Splended idea!

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I LOOOOOOOOOOVE that story! I'll have to use that one on my kids! Hope it works cuz nights like tonight I could use a sweet dream bug!

Cori - posted on 07/07/2011

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We love cardboard boxes in our house. We are always pretending our boxes are different things. Sometime we cut them up and make things out of them but most of the time we just use them as different things. My favorite was him sticking a box on his head and telling me he was a robot but then he asked for a bite of my banana. I told him that robots don't need food. He quickly took the box off his head and said, "Konner needs bites."

My son is only 2 but I hope to have fun games like that as he starts to get a little bigger. I love that he has certain made-up games that he will only play with certain people. My MIL and him fence with plastic whisks. If someone else tries to he tells them no and gives it back to his Nana. He and my grandma and niece have recorders (the little flute things) and go around playing marching band. We me he has these little stacking cups and he likes to take them and put them on the heads of his smaller stuffed animals or on his toys cars. Then he says, "Silly car/duck/whatever! What doin' cup?" Then I have to say, "Silly car/duck/whatever! What are you doing with your head in that cup?" It can go on for a long long time!

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