Here were my boys in their matching Wall-E pajamas, crouching in a little corner of the living room, whispering as if they were exchanging some top secrets.
Little Chip examined the gadget that was sitting on his older brother's palm and murmured something. A serious expression hung on their faces as they stared at the small piece of paper on the floor, oblivious to the unwanted audience who was eavesdropping.
A small giggle, a few more words and suddenly they rose to their feet to begin what looked like a game of hide and seek. :>
I couldn't hide my curiosity any longer, so I had to ask what was going on.
Marcus was pretending to be a SPY! Hee hee..
He invented a little spying gadget to spy on Chipsy, the villian. The series of numbers on the little paper were codes that will indicate Chipsy's whereabouts. By entering the codes into the spying gadget, the gadget will be able to send out signals to spy on the target and take photographs, which will then be transmitted back to Marcus the SPY.
'And what happened after Marcus the SPY got the photographs?', I asked.
'He shoots the villian with his giant gun!' the spy replied immediately.
Oops! He must have noticed my expressions changed, because he added quickly 'Umm..maybe he just tickles the villian'.
Above: The spying gadget
It was so COOL!
I must admit I was impressed with the whole game and marvelled at their fertile imagination. Without a shadow of doubt, this whole spying idea must be from Marcus, who has been reading books of a different genre lately. It's not hard to imagine him drawing inspirations from them.
Even when they are playing separately, there are always some forms of pretend play.
Here is my little Chip who has a certain fascination with train crashes and bridges that collapse. His narration of the situations always come complete with sound effects. Kind of cute!
And here he was fixing a boat for his 'Baby Pig' which needed to cross the river. Since we didn't have a toy boat the size he had in mind, he put together various components from a machinery/tool box toy to construct his little motorboat.