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My 5 yr old daughter likes to pretend that she's a cat..she will run around on all fours and meow and try to get me to put a water bowl on the floor...

She also now pretends she is a hairless cat stripping down to panties (because clothes represent fur).She will only do this one when dad and brother are gone cause boys can't see her like that. Is this weird? She has an unbelievable imagination and I just need to know is this an ok part of it?

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Asked by elisesmom2008 at 3:26 PM on Dec. 2, 2013 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • Normal, my Son pretends he's a Lemur! LOL!

    Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 3:28 PM on Dec. 2, 2013

  • It is normal. My youngest always pretended to be a pig. He just loves pigs.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 3:39 PM on Dec. 2, 2013

  • Oh and the clothes thing shows that she is modest... which in my opinion is a good thing.

    Answer by SleepingBeautee at 3:40 PM on Dec. 2, 2013

  • Yes. My daughter has me call her woofster when she's a dog and custard when she's a cat.

    Answer by staciandababy at 3:57 PM on Dec. 2, 2013

  • Totally normal. My DD is almost 6 and act like a cat all the time. Rubbing her face on me and trying to curl up in my lap. Gets on my nerves in the worst way. lol.

    Answer by Anonymous at 4:02 PM on Dec. 2, 2013

  • Sure.

    Answer by PartyGalAnne at 4:11 PM on Dec. 2, 2013

  • Normal
    DD was a squirrel and DGS a dog, not any particular kind but of a medium size, lol

    Answer by Dardenella at 4:14 PM on Dec. 2, 2013

  • My DD was into the cat thing in a major way at three. I miss it. :)

    Answer by tessiedawg at 4:17 PM on Dec. 2, 2013

  • Dd went through an animal phase around 4-5 years old. Wanted to have her water in a bowl on the floor. DS never did that though. I think it's pretty normal.

    Answer by QuinnMae at 4:50 PM on Dec. 2, 2013

  • mine did this and still does
    but years back she would not come out of character
    ..if tou asked her if she was a dog, she would not correct you with human english words, she would just meow

    when she was three, she had this one eval by speech pathologist, she meowed the whole session..and licked the woman's ankles

    mine is spectrum, so she takes some things to a higher level

    Answer by fiatpax at 4:56 PM on Dec. 2, 2013

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