Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Play

Mr. Benett and I got a little alone time on Friday. I'm sorry to say that it is something that only happens on rare occasions these days.

He's at a stage in his life where he becomes so engrossed in play that it takes quite a commotion (or food) to break him away.

He's so serious about his play, in fact, that he's converted the window seat into his play stage. It's transforms quickly from farm... to an ocean filled with boats... to a magical combination of the two.

I enjoy watching as the stories unfold. It's better than network programming. He's especially good on his own. When his brother and sister are there to disrupt his carefully scripted and evolving stories, he becomes frustrated.

He does look to his big brother for cues when he's in unfamiliar territory... which we're trying to teach Gavin... that he's always got an observer... that's a whole other story, but suffice it to say that Gavin enjoys an audience.

Easter morning was a great example of Benett needing his big brother's guidance. At first, he just kind of wandered around the house pointing at the colorful eggs. Until he saw how excited Gavin was... then Benett got right into the action.

I'm pretty sure that I enjoyed those too few hours alone with Benett more than he did... but I think I'll make it a priority to make those opportunities for 'moments' happen more often.

1 comment:

  1. I LOVE these pictures of Benett...he's soo cute!

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