On the way home from daycare Monday night, Reid was sitting alone in the backseat and Ken was driving. I, for once, was not sitting in the backseat as I usually do. (Don’t ask me how or why that started. I swore I wouldn’t but it really is easier.) Out of the blue, Reid asked, “Who wants to play ‘Dora is Dead’?” Well, you wouldn’t believe how quickly Ken can raise his hand while still driving safely! I had to ask Reid to repeat herself to fully believe it but it turns out that she really did want to play Dora is Dead. I had to decline the invitation in order to prepare supper. Reid said that the rules said that there were supposed to be 3 people playing but that it would be okay with 2. Who knew that there would be rules to such a game? In the end, Reid didn’t mention the game once we got home and so we don’t know exactly how it is played.
I suspect that she was thinking of an episode of Little Bear where the friends stage a pretend funeral for Lucy, Emily’s doll. I am going to ask the daycare teachers if they proposed the dead game yesterday when they needed the kids to quiet down a bit in the midst of a day when they couldn’t go outside. They’ll appreciate the humour in the question.