Me and my two older sisters used to play church. Know it sounds lame but it was fun. We had grape juice and we would mash bread into round circles and say “body of christ” “amen” and all that. My dad thought it was wrong, that it was mocking the church. We would also play school bus by arranging all of the chairs in rows…
Anyone else put on “plays”? I was friends with this one girl and her 2 little sisters (still friends, actually they now live right across the street from me), and I used to go to their house almost every day, and we’d make up “plays”- it was a pretending game. We were obsessed with supernatural stuff like ghosts, so mostly they were about that. We started one play about ghosts, and it ended up with the same story running for a long long time (months), every day we’d either pick it up where we left off or re-do one part from a previous day. It turned into a pretty cool story about a mean mother whose kids meet a pair of ghosts, and we wrote it out and make it into a real play, then acted it out with scripts a few times. I still have the script… I think I was about 11 when we wrote that.
Actually I’m a guy and I used to do a lot of that when I was a kid. Usually by myself or with a cousin or friend. I’d set up a store, or a TV game show, or even pretend I was a Beatle in front of a full length mirror with a Beatle wig. I also remember pretend doing the Soupy Sales Show. Of course this was in the early ’60s, I’m 40 now!
I remember getting together with my sisters and a couple of our girlfriends from the neighborhood and going down into our basement to play. We’d set up the canned goods that my parents kept down there to play store, stocking, arranging, buying and selling. It was like playing house and setting up our little fantasy world. Nobody came downstairs and it was cooler down there on those hot days in Virginia (right outside of DC).