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"You know I'm not a telemarketer, Jimmy, and you are not going to fine me eleven thousand dollars. Now, for the last time, put your mother on."
Tags:dad, dads, father, fathers, fatherhood, parent, parents, parenting, parenthood, phone, phone call, phoning home, calling home, telemarketing, telemarketer, telemarketers, nuisance call, nuisance calls, child, children, son, sons, answering the phone, answer the phone, precocious child, precocious children, naughty children, winding up, wind up, annoy, annoying, make believe, telling stories, commuter, commuting, commute, commuting, train station, train stations
"I'm a bird dog."
Tags:dog, dogs, bird, birds, pet, pets, pet dog, pet dogs, birdhouse, birdhouses, bird house, bird houses, confused, confusion, pretend, pretending, role confusion, mix-up, mix up, mixed up, mix ups, mix-ups, swapping roles, make believe, play, playing, child, kid, kids, childhood, gun dog, gun dogs, hunting, hunter, hunters, hunting dog, hunting dogs, determination, determined
Tags:outer space, outerspace, space travel, astronaut, astronauts, kid, kids, child, childhood, games, game, make-believe, make believe, kids games, kids game, kid's games, kids' games, count down, childhood game, childhood games, imaginary play, creative, creativity, imagination, imaginative, countdown, counting down, liftoff, lift off, lifting off, space shuttle, space shuttle, space ship, space ships, spaceship, spaceships, play, playing
"Here's how grownups play make-believe."
Tags:trump, donald trump, president donald trump, president trump, trump administration, presidential podium, presidential press conference, white house press conference, press conference, make believe, play make believe, child, children, kid, kids, playing, children playing, play, plays, grownups, us politics, politician, politicians, sandcastle, sandcastles, beach, beaches
"You haven't enjoyed the Yule log till you've enjoyed it in high def."
Tags:fire, fires, fireplace, fireplaces, hearth, hd, hd tv, hd video, tv, television, televisions, tvs, high def, high definition, yule, yule log, yule logs, christmas, xmas, yule, noel, christmas eve, log, logs, fake, false, useless, wood burning, burning wood, burning logs, logs burning, make-believe, make believe, pretend, pretending, video, videos, film, films, streaming, stream, technology, modern life, high-def, high-definition
Private Phone Calls
Tags:telephone, telephones, public phone, public phones, public telephone, public telephones, phonecall, phonecalls, phone call, phone calls, phone, phones, phone booth, phone booths, telephone booth, telephone booths, hand gesture, hand gestures, hand sign, hand signs, pretend, pretending, pretender, make believe, make-believe, game, games, kid, kids, child, childhood, childhood game, childhood games, growing up, modern life
"You always get to be the therapist! I never get to be the therapist!"
Tags:therapy, therapist, therapists, shrink, shrinks, psychology, psychologist, psychologists, psychiatry, psychiatrist, psychiatrists, counselor, counselors, counseling, counsellor, counsellors, counselling, patient, patients, mental health, doctor, doctors, kid, kids, child, children, playing, pretend, pretending, make-believe, make believe, role playing, taking turns
"Well maybe if you really tired to pretend I was Cybill Shepherd you could pretend I was was Cybill Shepherd."
I wonder what kind of wizard or vampire my husband will be
Tags:wizard, wizards, vampire, vampires, husband, husbands, future, future planning, fantasy, fiction, thoughts, make believe, wonder, wondering, myths, dreams, dreaming, dreamers, weddings, match making, marriage, married, relationship, relationships, children, games, imagination, imagine, unrealistic expectations, realism
'We're playing traditional male and female societal roles..'
'This is your spinal column...It's a bunch of bones that runs up and down your back and keeps your legs from going all the way up to your neck.'
'Let's play business. I'll be the Chairman of the Board and you'll work for me and laugh whenever I tell a joke.'
'Blimey! She's good.'
RA-PUNZEL-ING: Verb: Descend a high tower by using a damsel's golden hair fixed at a higher point.
"Let's make believe they have to get dressed to go out now because there's a big sale at Bloomingdale's."
Tags:kids, kids, child, children, girl, girls, playing, toy, toys, doll, dolls, shopping, shopper, shoppers, shopping addiction, shopping addict, shopping addicts, sale, sales, consumerism, retail, department store, department stores, pretend, pretending, make believe, make-believe, role-playing, woman, women, stereotype, stereotypes
"Head for the carrousel! It's our only chance!"
Tags:wildwest, wild west, chase, cowboys, cowboy, sherif, sherifs, outlaw, outlaws, western, westerns, western movie, western movies, western films, western film, horse chase, persuit, escape, escaping, fairground, fair, fairground ride, fairground rides, carrousel, carrousels, rocking horse, rocking horses, childrens rides, childrens games, games, play, playing, make believe, whimsy, whimsical
'Your behavior is inappropriate and completely unacceptable!' 'Talk to the hand!'
A boy dressed as a cowboy riding a stick horse encounters a stick with a cow's skull at the end lying on the ground.
Tags:child, children, kid, kids, childhood, imagine, imagination, play, playing, pretend, make-believe, make believe, role-playing role playing, roleplaying, cowboy, cowboys, wild west, western, westerns, horse, horses, animal, animals, hobby horse, hobby horses, stick, sticks, pole, poles, skull, skulls, dead, cow, cows, stick horse, stick horses, desert, deserts, toy, toys
'I know I've been sitting here all morning...We're playing doctors and I'm in the waiting room.'
The Onceupona Times classifieds,
'It helps to bring out the inner child.'
Fiction or non-fiction.
'This is all make-believe, isn't it, Dad?'
'We can tell him about Santa Claus now, but wait a couple of years before we tell him about the IRS.'
'If Larry didn't stay in touch with his imaginary childhood friends, he wouldn't have any clients at all.'