A couple posts ago, I mentioned that my son has started to prefer one of his puppets to read to him before bed. This has now expanded and seems to be full-speed heading into weirdness territory. Now, he has to have a puppet floss and brush his teeth, help him get his pajamas on, etc. Today, he took a nap for two and a half hours with his hand inside a bunny puppet. I left the room tonight to get his water and when I came back, S said M had just finished telling his cow puppet (that had been in the room the whole time) the events of the last ten minutes: “M put on his jammas. Mama getting M water and cereal. M ready to read books.” Whoa. I am not sure what to make of it, but I think he thinks the puppets are real. I know he sees our lips moving as we read to him with a fabric animal on our hands, but I don’t think he makes the connection. I am pretty sure my son thinks puppets are real. And that scares me a little more than the terribly annoying voice S does when she is pretending to be ‘Horse’.