Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Princess Katie vs. the Evil Birds

The other day... The kids (5yo twins) had found a boxfull of dice and Katie was playing with them while Teddy was busy with Ratchet & Clank. Katie was all ready to have fun just rolling the dice, but I asked her if she wanted to see what kind of games me and my friends play with dice.

She did! I told her we play story games. I said that we were going to make up somebody to be in the story, and I mentioned that she could play a warrior or a dragon or, or a princess, or a --

Princess won by a mile. She was definitely going the princess route.

I asked this princess's name. "Princess Katie." Subtlety has never been her strong point.

I asked her to tell me some things about Princess Katie that I could write down on a piece of paper. First we got:

* Likes Flowers
* Likes Ponies

She's definitely in that hyper-girly stage.

I asked if she had any "powers," and you BET she did. She could freeze people into blocks of ice, and she could also use magic fire to thaw them out.

* Freeze Power
* Fire Power

I set the scene that her favorite pony had been kidnapped, and she had to rescue him. She agreed and decided that Evil Birds had carried him off. We had a short little story about rescuing them, and finding lots of other ponies captive too, and rescuing them and bringing them to their homes. Every so often I called for a roll of 1,2,3 or 4,5,6 to decide which direction the story took. It was a tiny little story but it was fun and she loved it.

4 comments:

Joe said...

Looks like it's almost time for me to run some Princes' Kingdom for them... maybe next time I'm over :)

John Harper said...

Katie gets 10,000 Awesome Points.

You get 1,000, which is still Very Awesome.

Anonymous said...

Right on! My daugher used to play a Jaka Manhunter in a game I ran for her and my son.

Then she, you know, grew up and started hanging out with the cool kids and all that.

So enjoy it while it lasts. ;)

--Adam Black

Patrick said...

So you've convinced your young daughter to worship Satan with you! Good going, Ed! No, seriously, good going! Satan, with ponies and flowers. :)