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Tiaras and Trucks

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Playing with the Big Kids

My baby thinks he is a big boy now that he is walking (still like Frankenstein, for the record, but a fast Frankenstein). 

No more breaking up his food into pieces, cheese snacks and granola bars and bananas all have to be consumed whole, just like Abbey. 

No more sitting happily at the table; he eats his food and immediately wants down so he can walk around the table and giggle at how fun it is to walk. 

Some days he won't even tolerate me feeding him, which is adding exponentially to my already staggering laundry load.

More and more he wants to play with Abbey and the other "big" kids at her playdates.  Even when he's not sure what they're doing, he wants to be in the middle of the action, figuring out the whole parallel play stage of interaction.  At a recent playdate with our BFFs Brendan and Lainey, Dylan jumped right into the playing action.

Thankfully he's good-natured, because Abbey's tolerance is hit-or-miss (and unfortunately, sometimes the hitting isn't so figurative nor is it only coming from her). 

Also thankfully, she gets a kick out of him in ways that even bewilder me at times, and I think he's pretty fabulous.  When I least expect it, she is patient and laughing with him and holding his hand to lead him into something new.

I know they're mine, and I shouldn't gush too much, but they are marvelous.
Brendan's cheese face
Colleen says it's his favorite, and it was in all three pictures I tried to take

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6 Comments:

  • At April 9, 2011 at 12:34 PM , Anonymous Janelle said...

    Isn't it fun when your kids are amazing? Like, factually incredible, not just "in the eyes of the mother?" :)

     
  • At April 9, 2011 at 4:13 PM , Anonymous lumpsonablog said...

    Totally cute. I just love it when I catch my girls having a fun moment together. (And C's patience is just the same way as Abbey's - totally hit or miss with some actual hitting on both of their parts if I don't intervene quickly enough!)

     
  • At April 10, 2011 at 9:38 PM , Anonymous Angela said...

    The first time Dylan hit back, it was so hard to tell him it was wrong! I almost laughed; Abbey looked so confused, as if he hadn't learned it from her :)

     
  • At April 10, 2011 at 9:39 PM , Anonymous Angela said...

    Yes, now that Abbey also thinks Dylan is pretty cool and vice versa, I know that I am absolutely correct when I say they're the coolest kids in the universe ;)

     
  • At April 11, 2011 at 8:23 AM , Anonymous Kir said...

    while I know nothing of this yet, (Because they have each other) I can tell you that my heart just swelled reading this. Siblings are our open door to the world and I am so happy that your little ones are figuring that out, one playdate at a time. :)

     
  • At April 11, 2011 at 3:24 PM , Anonymous Angela said...

    Twin world is such a fascinating thing in and of itself, though!

     

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