Independent Play

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I am one of those people that always has some form of technology close to her whether it be a camera, a smart phone, a laptop, or a kindle. I read, I write, I shop, I socialize, and much more but since I started blogging this has taken me on to a whole new life online. I know bad mommy alert! So when Buba got his own toy laptop I couldn’t help but notice him pretending to type away on it, in deep concentration, like his Momma. I asked him what he was working on, he replied, “I am just working”. It’s ever so cute to watch him sit and play make believe on his toy laptop, telling us all to shhh he is working. (I have never said this to him btw). You can even hear him chatting away to his laptop and nodding his head up and down to whatever he is working on. Then he will run over and show me his masterpiece, “Mommy, see!” Proud of his fake screen project. His imagination is growing along side of him and his creativity is shining through, it is so fun to watch.

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Missy Moo is now sitting up! I can’t believe how much she has come on in the last week. She is almost crawling, and getting the occasional scoot backwards. It’s amazing how much a baby can learn and do all in one week. Her new favorite pastime is helping Mommy with laundry, playing in the laundry basket and throwing all the clean, folded clothes out of it. It’s really helpful, especially if her brother is trying to throw them back into the dryer at the same time! Laundry time has become a family effort to not get it done! That’s my story and I am sticking to it.

They both are so much fun together. They make each other smile as much as they make me smile watching them grow and learn through their ordinary moments. There is no jealousy or mischief of hitting or pushing, I am sure I have all this to come. I will kick back and enjoy them enjoying each other until that time comes but I am fully prepared for it when it does decide to come. I had big brothers and a big sister; I know all too well what comes with older siblings! lol

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19 thoughts on “Independent Play”

    • Thank you. I never thought having two would be so much fun to watch especially when they love up on each other. Its’ truly bittersweet. Makes me want more kids!!! Oh you saying lovely pictures means a lot I hate my pictures they are always out of focus, blurry and grainy. Really trying to get better. I am taking a class in april I hope it sorts me out! lol

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    • They learn by us so it’s only natural. I love how quick they catch on to us and are our little shadows!!! Glad I am not the only one. Feel guilty sometimes but I do have balance. I hope. lol 😉

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  1. These are such lovely pictures! You’re doing a great job with the camera. I loved the moments when my boys played independently too. They grow so quickly!

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    • Thank you Emily that is sweet of you to say. I do have a long way to go in understand all the modes and settings!!! They definitely grow up way too fast. I feel like I am missing it because it’s flying by.

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  2. Snap! Totally guilty of being surgically attached to a laptop at the moment! My boy actually told me during a temper tantrum the other day, if you take away my toys I’ll cancel your blog! #theordinarymoments xx

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    • Thank you so much. He concentrates so hard like his Momma. hahaha We both will end up with scowl lines if we aren’t careful. Missy Moo is so fun to dress. There are so many more options for girls than boys. 😉

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  3. I love the idea of ‘ordinary moments’ – learning to enjoy the fun in the everyday. Enjoy the non-competitive days and I do hope they last for you! Lovely pics 🙂

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    • Thank you Suzanne. Me too, it’s a great way to cherish the little things that happen each week with our kiddies that we might not think are extraordinary but still worth remembering and recording.

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  4. What beautiful photos Jenny. And I agree, I love watching my girls learn and play independently. While we shouldn’t be on the laptop all day, I do think that it is really good for them to learn to play on their own a little. It’s a part of growing up and learning. Your little lady is so smiley and gorgeous. x

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    • Thanks Katie. I completely agree. I think it’s important to have time to explore and be creative independently. I love watching them to see what they come up with to entertain themselves. A tag on a toy could entertain Missy Moo forever. She is always so smiley I love it. Buba concentrates more and gets serious when he is playing alone. It’s funny.

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  5. Aww so sweet! I love it when little ones start playing at being Mummy and Daddy. At the moment Kitty likes playing being Mummy a lot, which is turning out to be rather revealing!

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  6. There’s nothing like having your child copy you to make you see your habits with fresh eyes. I love when kids start having independent play though. You really see their little personalities come out. Great pictures 🙂

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    • Thanks Carin. I know I was mortified although I have never said shhh I am working that was funny! 😉 They are getting very good at playing and being independent.

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