Kiddo1 has to make her bed in the morning. We help her, but she can pull up her covers herself and does a good job. And then she tucks in her soft toys with their own blanket and opens a book for them to read while she is gone. (Sister and Trixie alternate with who gets to come play and who has to stay in bed and take a nap.)
Then the hard core playing starts. Kiddo2 is a big, BIG fan of cowboys so that is a popular playtime. They each pick a cowboy to be (I am often assigned the role of "Cowboy Mommy".) The each have a stick horse and they usually run through the house at least once a day to "move the cows".
One of their favorite toys is actually MY dad's from when he was a boy. This truck has seen a lot of imaginative play!!
On this day, the cowboy in the cab was hunting for coyotes and all the other horses and cowboys came along to ride in the back.
Do you have a family-favorite toy??