I've decided that all preschoolers go through phases of obsession. They get locked on to something and then they are hooked. Sometimes it lasts a few days and sometimes it can be months and months. Each of my kids has an obsession as of late and I thought it would be fun to share them so that they can see what they were so smitten with in a few years time.
Obsession: Star Wars and (still) airplanes
Sam still likes his Luke Skywalker and can often be found running around outside with Luke fending off Darth Vader. He even has gone so far as to construct Start Wars paraphernalia from his blocks (see the Walker above). Even though his love of airplanes is not as feverishly focused as before, they are still a regular topic of conversation and he still wants to be a pilot when he grows up.
Obsession: Ballet, Singing, Performing
Peyton is definitely obsessed with singing and dancing. She told me the other day that she "just didn't know why God decided to make her such a good dancer and singer." Obviously modesty is not one of her current obsessions. She regularly holds concerts in the bathtub and always counts down the days until the next ballet class.
Obsession: Stuffed animals and their "habitats"
Adah has the imagination of ten children combined and you can often find her putting it to use with her stuffed animals. She is particularly fond of dogs and when left to her owns devices I will often come upon something like what you see in the pictures above. She creates homes, play structures, restaurants, etc. for all of her animals that somehow find a way to use every available toy at her disposal. The elaborateness of the scenes is crazy. She loves her "pets" and I always find them perched on the chair beside her at snack time or lined up in height order on the couch.
Obsession: Basketball, basketball, and basketball
Luke is definitely our most obsessed child at the moment. The kid lives, breathes, and eats basketball. He willingly sits and watches games on TV (he doesn't care who is playing) and will brave below freezing temperatures to go outside and "shoot the hoop". The kid has even snuck a basketball jersey on under his coat to wear to school without me noticing. Of course we feed this obsession since we are big basketball fans ourselves, so hopefully it sticks around for a while.
Watching the kids discover new things that excite them is so much fun. I love seeing how different they are and am always wondering what the next obsession will be. My next obsession is warm weather. Come on spring!