We have a rat that hangs out around the house. Mostly he/she can be found on Marcail's bed sleeping. Some days the rat is pink with black hair or blue, sometimes even green. Usually it's either pink or purple. This is an interesting rat, you find yourself thinking. Well, yes, it is indeed! For, you see, the rat is an imaginary rat which comes out to play if so invited by one of the kids. Marcail usually enjoys playing with the rat. I think sometimes there are two or three rats, it depends on how imaginations are working that day. Henry will have his own rat and so will Naomi.
The kids will cup their little hands together to carry their rat around. They will talk to it. Mostly, they spend their time finding the rat if they are pretending rat.
The name of the rat also varies from time to time, this is a highly evolving animal!
I know that the kids have amazing imaginations but I think this one takes the cake! In the picture above, the rat was invited along to the beach with us, see? She's in Marcail's outstretched hand.