talk about it more

a virtual baby book

When she was two, Fiona regularly said "Talk about it more!" to express her desire to know more about whatever we were discussing.

Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Free play

Yesterday our friend Helena came over for a couple hours so her parents could sleep while her baby sister did, and also so we could soak up some Helena time for ourselves. I didn't have anything special planned; and as it turns out, I didn't need to. Those kids couldn't have been happier, for hours on end, to just play, play, play. They chased each other and rolled on the floor in a huge pile of girls. They tickled one another shrieking "Tickle tickle..." from room to room. They pretended to cook and they dressed up. Nora discovered a "cave" in their closet and this was the source of great interest and pleasure as well. A new reading nook-- check out this unstaged photo!

Nobody told me they were bored, not even once (not that they usually do, but I usually have more of an "experience" prepared when kids come over). Nor did they seem to need anything. I never even got as far as putting music on, which we typically do. There was simply too much need to catch up on some good old-fashioned play with a friend.


At 5:42 PM, Blogger Teresa said...

It really is the one of the best ways to play, although I remember enjoying most planned activities as a kid.


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