Jane (8) and Charlie (7) and Jacob (5) often disappear into "playland" for hours. Today, Charlie emerged and I asked him about the game. Here's what I found out:
Charlie: "Jane is always the daughter of a chief and I'm always a famous orphan. Jacob is the cowboy. Usually I'm 18 but today Jane made me be 11."
Me: "Why are you a famous orphan?"
Charlie: "Because we pretend I can draw my dot to dot pictures without the dots. But then Jane says fine
then I get to climb higher trees an make friends with cougars."
Me: "What about Jacob?"
Charlie: "I let him tie me up twice."