For the past few months or so, we’ve been watching the new My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic show with Little Prince. It’s actually really really good and we’ve all been enjoying it.
We watched an episode of it yesterday afternoon. After it was over, Little Prince declared he was not Little Prince but Princess Celestia. He then stated that I was Apple Jack, Daddy was Rainbow Dash, and the boycat was Fluttershy. For the rest of the day, he would refer to himself as Princess Celestia, and address the rest of us by our pony names. He corrected me if I tried to call him Little Prince. When he woke up this morning, he was still Princess Celestia and the rest of us were still our same ponies. I made sure to inform his daycare teacher about his new identity and explained that it was from My Little Ponies, so she didn’t get confused.
Yeah, he totally get this from me. When I was about his age and older, every morning I would pick a different character to be and I would only respond to that character’s name. 80-90% of the time I was Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, but every once in a while I wasn’t and my parents had to play the guessing game until they found the right name.
I guess it runs in the family. I wonder who he’ll be tomorrow.