As I was straightening up today, I thought it amusing how many straws I found on the floor.
Both boys use cups with lids and straws. They come with washable straws, but they are quickly lost, and regular, bendy straws take their place. Monkey refuses to use a regular sippy lid, since Thomas gets a straw.
Have I mentioned that all of my kids are into Star Wars right now? Monkey has discovered that straws make the perfect lightsaber. Except he calls them "Swordlights".
"PSST" he says (turning on the lightsaber) and then proceeds to make various crashing sounds. Straws are flexible in Star Wars play, because if you bend them they're perfect blasters (and since I'm very anti-toy-gun - that's as close as my kids will get to them). He swipes the straws from Thomas' cups, too - and then apparently he drops them wherever he is - as I'm finding them in every room of the house! We go through a lot of straws.
If you come over, feel free to step over them - or arm yourself.
Here's an example of what's coming out of Monkey's (22-mos) mouth lately:
"It's a swordlight, Mommy!" (Yep, it sure is).
"Go rescue her?"
"Go get Leia, Mom?" (Sure, sweetie, go get her).
"O- kay!" (runs off, but soon comes back).
"Shoot stormtroopers, Mom?" (Here's where I encourage him to use his swordlight instead of his blaster).
"Chewmacca shoot stormtroopers?" (The stinker has figured out which characters use light sabers and which use blasters - and I love his mispronunciation of 'Chewbacca').
"Leia use blaster?" (Yes).
"Shoot stormtroopers, Mommy? Please?" (*Sigh* Sure, go get them).
(Because how can you argue with logic like that?)
There are other plot lines as well, my favorite being Leia running away with Elephant.
Here's where I tried to make these one of these photos look cool - since I felt a little silly taking pictures of straws on my floor.