Jacob has always been fascinated by the characters on movies and TV shows he watches. Our family has had a lot of laughs watching him morph into Spongebob, Dumbo, Scooby Doo, Pharaoh, Mufasa, and most recently, Indiana Jones.
This newest character obsession caught us by surprise. Jacob has never shown much interest in shows that aren't animated. When he kept bringing me the Crystal Scull DVD, I thought he didn't realize what he was asking and kept trying to put on one of his old favorites instead. He got ticked at me for not understanding, and rather than turn in into a fight, I chose to put it on and wait for him to get bored of it.
But he didn't. He watched the whole movie through, and then had me start it again. I was beyond surprised, seeing as Jacob has never sat through an entire non-cartoon before, ever.
This seems like a big step forward- enjoying and somewhat understanding stories revolving around human characters. My hope is that it will lead to more of a connection with the real people in his life.
In true Jacob style, it wasn't long before he was searching the house for items to assemble his costume. And what he can't find, he creates. So here we have, paper whip and all-
Jacob "Indiana" Jones
I can't wait to introduce more of the best movies to him and see where his imagination takes us.