Hunting Creatures

One of the things I like best about my kids at this age is their ability to really play together.  After many years of high-impact (re:baby and young toddler) parenting, to be able to leave them alone to figure out what to play and just listen for screaming or read quietly while they amuse themselves, well, its pretty cool.  And makes for amusing anecdotes!

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Today, for example, after snack, the big kids ended up piling all the couch cushions on the floor.  First it served as an obstacle course and ever-higher-jumping practice.  Then it morphed into an imaginary game of Hunting Creatures.  Lily was the Mommy Possum and Ollie was her baby.  They needed to find food.  Then there came a wolf.  Uh oh, better hide a little.  Then they decided to be the predators and Emmy was the prey.  Both crawled up to us, Lily the lead animal, and warned us, “If that baby is still out at night, we are coming back to eat her.”  When night fell, there they were, ready to nibble on their sister-and me.  Fun–and it nearly lasted 25 minutes!

Here’s another fun story.   Ollie is getting potty-trained…by his big sister.  He is finding success which is impressing us.  We even talked about how if you become Prince of the Potty that you get to wear underwear.  “Daddy wears underwear.  Grampa wears underwear.  Even my friend Max wears underwear.” {Prince of the Potty book}  Except, dear readers, here’s too much information but I want to remember this-it is funny.  Except, Lily argued:  Boys don’t wear underwear.  Why would she believe such a thing?  Hmmm, I wonder.  She is one observant little chickadee 🙂

And, finally, Miss Emmeline is 6 months old today.  Sheesh, girl, would you stop growing?? How did this happen?  I remember posting her 12 week slideshow on here and it feels like just last week.  If it weren’t for the weather, I could hardly believe she has been here since August…and its already the end of February.  She is skooching around, backward and lifting herself up into plank position.  Crawling probably isn’t too far behind.  I think she has two little teeth coming in, too.

2 thoughts on “Hunting Creatures

    • I know! I will forget…there are already so many things in the past week I wanted to write down that made me laugh. In the moment I think I’ll remember…but I don’t! Especially on such little sleep 🙂

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