Today, Tucker began calling Tyler "Pedro."
Pedro is a cat who does many tricks, the most popular of which is his ability to go to sleep on command. Or eat imaginary cookies out of his 'owner's' hand.
Tyler loved the new identity, and he spent the day insisting on this alias. "Call me Pedro."
"Tyler, please pick up your toys."
"Hmm? What? I'm Pedro."
And so Pedro it is. My son has become a Spanish version of Peter, so benamed by his brother. And he loved it.
All of this reminded me of a similar game I invented with my little brother: Queen and Slave.
He loved it too. Seriously.
(There are some perks to being the older sibling.)