I could have sworn I posted on this in the past, but I couldn't find it *shrug*
Anyway. My lovely boy Jack LOVES to sit and stare into the mirror world just beyond the one spot in the kitchen that opens up to "MirrorWorld" (and it is only in the kitchen, no other mirror world is apparently fascinating enough to capture his attention despite a plethora of mirrored doors in our house) He will sit there for hours watching the MirrorMommy and MirrorDaddy and the other MirrorKitties.
|MirrorMom is taking a picture of MirrorJack|
I often wondered if he realized it was a mirror or if he really thought that the images he saw were different. One day when MirrorMom threw down some treats and he tried so hard to get into MirrorWorld to get them. I was laughing so hard, because he knew he couldn't walk THROUGH the mirror, but he couldn't figure out how to get to them. Finally I got close enough to get him to turn around and he realized real life momma threw some down too and he was in heaven. So that answered the question of if he knew that MirrorWorld was the same as real life. Although what exactly he thinks is still a mystery.
This was quite some time ago. We thought he had figured out that MirrorWorld was just that, real life copied. But Jack still liked hanging out with his "best friend" and watching over his world while his "best friend" watched over his.
So this morning my husband comes into the bedroom (he wakes up hours before I do) laughing. I'm still mostly asleep but I ask him what is up. He starts telling me that as he was making his lunch the kitties weren't begging at his feet like they normally do. He likes to reward non begging behavior with treats - which I totally agree with - so he walked over with some of his roast beef to give to the kitties who were just hanging out. Apparently Jack thought that MirrorDad was way cooler then Real Dad, because he noticed he was coming over with roast beef for his best friend, but his best friend was ignoring it. So Jack tried to so him a favor by trying to get to MirrorDad and get some roast beef. DH said that he had to actually touch Jack to get him to focus on real life roast beef instead of MirrorRoastBeef. *giggle* my silly boy.