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Thursday, December 6, 2012

Watching playtime

All my girls ever want to do is be dressed up in costumes.  J2 especially from the minute she wakes up in the morning, until bedtime, she wants to be dressed up.  She dances and prances around the house with different characteristics of the particular costume that she is wearing.  It's pretty adorable.  When she's dressed as Aurora she sings "Once Upon a Dream" and dances around the living room spinning and twirling.  When she has Cinderella on she sings "A Dream is a Wish".  It really is too cute for words.  She never wants to just be J2.  She always wants to be in a fantasyland.  J1 likes to dress up but is far more practical.  She plays with her dolls and has elaborate conversations and scenarios that she plays out.  I love listening.  I almost hate to play "with" them because watching their imaginations work without my involvement is so amazing.  Listening to J1 with her toys and her blocks is so intense sometimes.  I hear her telling her dolls some of things that we tell her.  She makes sure that they say "please" and "thank you" to each other.  She talks to them like she talks to us.  She sings songs to them.  She also loves to build towers and castles with her blocks.  I never thought that watching my kids play together and apart could be so fulfilling.  As much as I love to play with them, I enjoy watching them use their own imaginations to play on their own even more.  I just can't believe how lucky I am that I have two healthy and beautiful little girls, and an amazing husband.

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