Kids do a lot of annoying things that look ridiculous to adults, ok, it’s everything they do. Your instincts to stop them from being silly and embarrassing are strong, I get that. I am asking you now to get over it. Don’t roll your eyes, don’t ask them to stop and don’t tell them they look stupid!
Imagination is not what it used to be, kids aren’t allowed to spend time dreaming, kids aren’t allowed to mess up and be silly. Kids are structured into classes, lessons and homework and it sucks. There is no time to bark and act like a dog. There is no time to moo, walk like a crab or play with sock puppets. There is no time to pretend, there is just no time.
Kids who are allowed these fun behaviours become actors, dancers and comedians. They are the class clowns and the trouble makers, and now they are on Broadway.
Or maybe because you encouraged his imagination, he will just be awesome, inspired and creative. He will be a thinker and have excellent problem-solving skills, he will be a useful member of society!
Please don’t kill your children’s joy, childhood is too damned short to be told to stop twirling. Twirl on kiddo, twirl on.
PS I made one of my girlfriends push me in a swing alongside her three-year-old. I never stopped twirling.