The Marrying Game


Little T and F have been playing the “marrying game” for some time now.  The other kids at play-school do it too.  At one time, F married two girls and T said, F didn’t marry her.

I’ve always wondered what it was, this marrying game.  I finally had the chance to observe what actually occurs in this marrying game when F (another F, not her best-friend though, but our neighbour’s son), came over yesterday to have a little play.  Let’s call this F, the other F, not to confuse him with F, little T’s best-friend.

Little T said, “Let’s get married other F”.

Other F says, Okay!  But he looked a bit confused, he obviously didn’t know what this game was all about.

Little T explained:  First we do the walk to the marrying place.  She demonstrated this by walking really slow.  When she stopped, she said: And then we dance!  She quickly took hold of the other F’s hand, and they giggled and danced around, more the “here-we-go-round-the-murlbery-bush” type of dance.


Here’s little T playing the marrying game with her best-friend F.

As they danced, I asked little T what happens next.  She replied, then we eat cake!  What happens after your eat cake, I asked again. Little T looked confused for a while, as if she herself didn’t know the answer.  Before I could say anything again, she quipped, “We go home!”  Ah, indeed.

Does your little one have any other weird/funny pretend games they like to play?

This post is linked-up with PODcast’s #WhatsTheStory.


Have a lovely week ahead folks!

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I'm a part-time writer, full-time mother and dog-walker living in a small English village by the sea with my husband, daughter and a dog named Doc.


  1. This is lovely and so sweet. Lucas pretends he has lots and lots of puppies in the house and he is teaching them stuff. They even all have names; Trevor, Simon, Stephen (although one of our fish is called Stephen), Jack and Ben!!!! I love the names – it’s awesome. Really enjoyed reading this post #whatsthestory

    • That’s cute too, especially since he’s actually thought of names for each of them! 🙂 Thanks!

    • One of the mums I know said that her daughter once declared that when she grows up, she will marry her daddy! Kids are so funny 😉

  2. Ahh bless her! A pretty accurate depiction by all accounts 🙂 There are many a strange love triangle going on at F’s pre-school too. They need their own soap opera i think! x

    • That’s true. I find it hilarious. I can’t remember what I was like when I was three, but I think I’m certain “marriage” was far from my mind!

  3. Aww bless them this is just adorable Dean. Such a great image to capture too, you can imagine them getting into the swing of it all! POD loves imaginary play and she wants to marry Daddy, me or a boy at nursery called Tristan! Lovely post, thanks for sharing #whatsthestory

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