Wednesday, February 4, 2015

Unparalled play

My second Wednesday of retirement. Let dog out, feed dog, make coffee, unload dishwasher, turn on dryer, read a chapter of Max Lucado, "You'll Get through this", finish taxes, take dog out, pay bills, finish coffee, straighten guest room, put away linens,

When did I do all this before?

Everyone, well, not everyone, since I've yet to meet everyone on this planet or any other... but the people I see asked me with a distressed look, "what are you going to do with yourself?"  I say probably play with boys more---did that from 8 to 5:30 yesterday. Came home and took 38 minute nap after supper.  Leftovers reheated by Duke Boy while I sat in my chair.  Thanks DB. 

Those guys are 11 months old now.  Being with them beats any clinical studies I've ever done.  They are a constant source of joy and puzzlement.  11 month olds don't know that developmentally they aren't supposed to do anything but parallel play.  Chasing each other through a tunnel isn't parallel.  Too funny.  Not sure if stealing the other's toy counts as play?  When did we get too big to need a lap?  Sitting on the floor provides many opportunities for snuggles and check ins. Pee pie new favorite game. Played with lap quilts over each boy.  Good to have time to visit with Hedgie Girl too as she also tries to figure out what's in these boys heads since language is still forming.  Fun to watch her and Hedgie Boy love these boys with patience and kindness.  Glad to be included in the days and nights.

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