Pink Princess, Black Knight

October 2013, Duncan is four.

Yesterday, Duncan told me he played dress up at preschool. I asked what he wore and he told me that first he was “a nighttime”.

“A nighttime?” I asked. “You mean, a knight?”

“Oh, yeah,” he said, “a black knight.”

“And what did you do when you were a knight?”

“Fighted bad guys,” he said.

Then he told me that when he tired of being a knight, he changed into a “fancy princess”.

“What did you wear when you were a fancy princess?” I asked.

“Oh, a beautiful, so, so pink dress and fairy wings,” he said with a shrug.

“Wow! That does sound fancy,” I said.

“Yep. It was,” said he.

“And what did you do when you were a princess?”

“Fighted bad guys.”

Any thoughts to add?