|Put them together: MONKEY PANCAKES!|
I was helping her across the monkey bars, where of course, she was pretending to be a monkey. Every time she fell off I would say, "Oops, you fell in the lava" and take her back to the beginning. After a few tries I guess she got tired of that.
She looked me in the eye and said, "Don't pretend it's lava any more."
"Okay," I said.
She said, "Don't pretend it's water, either."
I said fine. But what should I pretend it is?
"Pretend it's a sidewalk," she said, an exercise I found relatively simple because it was, in fact, a sidewalk.
Later I was telling her to pretend to be a pancake. They do this in swimming class, where she puts her head on her coach's shoulder and spreads her body out flat while floating on her back. "Pretend to be a pancake," I said.
She put her head on my shoulder and said, "Just don't put me on the grill, because then I'll get lots of burns and need some band-aids."