She loves “Coraline”, which I’m sure you know is creepy, and loves to put on her boots and go outside “like Coraline.” She even has a yellow jacket she can wear on colder days.
We rented Tim Burton’s version of “Alice in Wonderland” and she requested it every day. She was totally into it, which surprised me, since it’s not actually a cartoon. She talks about it and started reciting bits of Jabberwocky, in a funny, low voice.
After we started reading James and the Giant Peach she’s been carefully carting spiders around like they’re her friends.
She’s never had nightmares (knock, knock) and seems genuinely interested in the battles of good and evil. One of her favorite games is to put her bows and arrows (clothes hangers) over her shoulder, or march out with her sword and go fight some imaginary evil.
Amaya has more anxiety about going to primary than she does any fire-breathing monster. Sitting through singing time, lessons, and getting treats with other 3-4 year olds has become all of our worst nightmares.