When my daughter goes to bed, I usually have her pick between a book or a story, though sometimes she gets both. I tell her silly stories about made-up characters, including a recurring series of adventures of Space Pilot Pirate Ellie! and Space Engineer Nico (First Class).
Last night, this happened:
Ellie: Will you tell me a Space Pirate Pilot Ellie story?
Me: No, I just read you a whole book!
Ellie: I could tell you one?
Ellie: Once upon a time there was a space pirate named Pilot Ellie, and what she really wanted was a cookie. But not just any cookie. She wanted the Cookie of Space! But it was guarded by the Cookie King. And if you ate the Cookie of Space you would become unstoppable and never die. So she blasted off to the Cookie Planet and met the Cookie King, and said, "I want the cookie of space, please!" And the Cookie King said, "No! Not unless we battle." So Space Pirate Pilot Ellie said, "Ok, we can do that." And then they battled. Pew Pew Pew Pew. And then the Cookie King said, "Ok, you win." And then they shared the Cookie of Space. And they became unstoppable. And the next people they battled is what I will tell you in the next story.
Then I kissed her goodnight. Maybe it's time to build another spaceship.
|From October 2013. My daughter and I made a spaceship!|
|She's so serious!|