Owen's imagination is quite active (I feel like that's putting it lightly). He is rarely just Owen, I am rarely just Mommy, Casey is rarely just Daddy, James is rarely just James, and we are rarely just home. I think the most common phrase I hear from him lately is, "Pwetend...." followed by the characters we are pretending to be or the situation in which he would like us to be. For example, "Pwetend I'm Hoakawees (Hercules) and you're Hoakawees' mommy, and Daddy is Zeus.", or "Pwetend I'm Captain Hook and you're Petoh Pan, and we're going to sword fight!", or "Pwetend this is our tweehouse, and it's very safe". You get the idea.
It's fun to listen to, but can be somewhat exhausting for me to play that way (I haven't used my brain like that since I was a little kid. Who knew it could be so hard?). Anyway, we don't have an abundance of dress-up clothes, but I've tried to keep past Halloween costumes out, and this week he's been in normal playclothes probably...40% of the time? He even slept in the monkey costume the other night, and told me that, "I want to wear this monkey tostume fohever!!"...we'll see.