I always loved the irony of it all. It was always so perfect. So magical. So Vienne.
While cooking dinner, I would over hear things like "run run...Party and Sparkle are after us!!"
Play time with all of these characters was almost a constant in our household. When Dad was home, that's all that they did...morning and evening. Vienne was blessed with the BEST Daddy in the whole world. A Daddy who couldn't wait to get home to play with his imaginative little girl. Their bond was so so strong.
Mommies, Daddies out there ~ Please play with your kids. Jump into their adventures. It is something that you will never regret. You will never look back and say "I sure wish I didn't play with them so much". Yes, sometimes it is silly and boring to us adults. But, the bond you create with your child is worth it all. I am so glad to say that I played with my Daughter. We played 'Duck Duck Goose' with her characters (and yes, I did most of the running!). We played dress up with all of them...using hair bands as necklaces and bracelets, clips on their tails...and had a "party". We played doctor with the dinos. We played hide and seek with the ponies. I always tried to give Vienne the confidence that she and her sister were Number 1 to me. I will never regret this.
Here is a sweet video of Party and Sparkle smashing the lincoln log fortress that her Daddy built for the dinos and dragons and other friends (how AMAZING is that fortress?!!).