In college one of the tasks, we were asked to complete was to write our observations a set of kids as they played. What stood out most to the rollercoaster of how the kids played together. There are clear highs when everything is going perfect followed by lows of pure chaos. Seeing my own kids try to play together is no different than what I observed that day sitting on the playground during my observation.
Bear asked me if he could have a picnic with Eve once she woke up. I agreed and I helped him set it up as he wanted. The fact that he wanted to play and interact with Eve is something I want to foster. We pulled everything and set it all up.
At first, he couldn’t figure out how all four of them could sit at one table with only two chairs. Not wanting this start out poorly I jumped in and set up a diaper box bend for the pups.
|Look at his smile|
That rollercoaster of a playtime is one doozy of a ride sometimes! Anyone with kids or around kids knows the highs and lows of playtime. Something I wish kids grew out of faster than they do. For now, we try again and hope it’s just a little bit better than the time before. Oh and avoid the times she’s waking up for everyone’s sake!