Sunday, April 5, 2009

self perception

When we first got this magnificent (and smart!) kitten he would run and hide under this little stool, thinking it a Very Smart Strategy while playing one of our favorite games, hide and seek. Well. He still hides under the stool, even though 80% of his body sticks out. He has that toddler sense that if his head is hidden we can't see the rest of him. This belief persists even when we repeatedly find ways to rub his soft belly while he is "hiding" under the stool (the belly is not generally allowed, and is the oh-so-softest part) and he seems genuinely surprised when we are able to "find" it, while so well hidden. I fully support his delusions. After all, I am really a sleek and magnificent 27 year old. The mirror is simply mistaken.

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