One day last week after lunch Skeeterbug asked if we could play a game. He chose Guess Who? but we only have a tiny travel version that I found at an op shop (thrift store). Instead of flipping the characters up and down there are these tiny little cards that must be placed in these tiny little slots each time you play. The boys were getting it ready while I finished something or other. I was so surprised to see Jitterbug (3.5) putting his together. He was working so hard to get it all set up, all by himself. Look at the concentration.
Zero frustration. If they fell over he’d just fix it. Normally I would expect to hear a frustrated “I can’t dooooo it!” Not this time. Ever so calm. When we finished the first game he set it all up again.
When we were done Jitterbug wanted to choose the next game. Off he went to the game closet and came back with a Leapfrog Go Fish-type game that I also found at an op shop.
Apparently it’s quite fun. See that yellow card holder? The game came with four of them. They are awesome for little hands to hold on to a handful of cards. Here’s a blue one.
Jitterbug kept calling that N card with the nut on it “popcorn”. He had an M card with a picture of a map on it. I didn’t think he knew the word map so I wondered what he would say. When it was his turn to ask for it, he asked his brother if he had “Australia”. Never mind that it was a map of the USA. I thought that was adorable. Apparently for him maps only come in “Earth” and “Australia”.
Here’s Little Miss Annoyed that I wouldn’t let her see the picture on the camera.
Mad that I wanted to take another picture first. Quite adept at letting us know when she doesn’t get what she wants. She’s just gorgeous. We love her and her temper toddler-ness.
C’mon, Mama, would you quit taking pictures already? It’s your turn!