Welcome to the crazy house of LTM, where there is never a dull moment, especially with two little ones. My new favorite thing to do after making breakfast is to ask Buba what he wants to do that morning before Missy Moo’s morning nap. I used to make plans for us or give him a few options but now that he is getting older I want him to learn to think for himself and use his own imagination. Somedays, he just wants to watch Curious George, a show I really thought I would hate but secretly love to watch now. Other times, he really puts on his thinking cap and takes a moment to think about it. There are guidelines though, has to be inside or in our yard (no park not enough time before MM’s nap), can’t be eating snacks (he tried that) and needs to be something both him and Missy Moo can do and preferably Mommy too.
So come last Wednesday morning , he surprised Missy Moo and I with his easy to make “rug boat”.
I asked him what he wanted to do, and he didn’t reply, then he just walked into the living room and started folding the edges of the big area rug inward. “What are you doing?” I asked. “Put Missy Moo here,” he said pointing to the middle of the rug. I followed orders like a good crew member. Then he started walking around it in circles, but looking around the room for something else. “What did you make?” I asked. “I need more.” He replied, grabbing four throw pillows and strategically placing them around Missy Moo. “So you don’t fall out of the boat Missy Moo.” He told her, then sat next to her to read a book. I was told their rug boat’s can’t hold big people like Mommy, thanks kid. So I watched from the couch with a hot coffee (rare I know) while Buba’s imagination took him and Missy Moo on a rug boat adventure, reading stories and playing with cars.
Eventually Buba got bored of his rug boat and decided the boat needed moved in front of the tv to watch Mickey Mouse but Missy Moo stayed put in the exact place I set her down in over an hour ago. Missy Moo continued to play cars while Buba laid across his boat and watched his cartoons. Their adventure was over for him.
I was so impressed with his imagination (as well as his bed head below). It’s great to give kids room to grow and see what they do with it. Not always an easy thing for me to give up control and planning but on this day, I am so glad I did. He created such a fun ordinary moment for him and his sister but a moment Mommy will cherish. I will never grow old of watching them bond together.
Missy Moo was still mesmerized by her brother’s creation and even more giddy when he vacated the boat and she had it all to herself. Look at her face below, that is definitely a “this is my boat now” face! Queen Diva, I love you!
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