So, we'll have the pleasure of hangin' with Sam a bit this summer and if these last couple of days are any indication of how it's going to go, it's safe to say we are going to have a blast. Owen is over the moon, since he and Sammy play so well together. Sammy is a couple of years older but it seems to be a great combination for a couple of little guys like them. I think because Sam is past the toddler phase where absolutely anything and everything has meltdown potential written all over it. When Owen starts to melt, it just sort of gets smoothed over. I was amazed this morning that even the couple of times I checked on them in the kids' room, there were absolutely no issues they needed me to help them resolve (and no crazy mess somehow!). This is so different from the way things normally go...such a starkly different dynamic than we've ever had in the house, for Owen especially. Even Zoe, who normally gets immediately bored and whiny if there are "no kids my age to play with", seems totally cool with it all. She was content to sit quietly with me at the kitchen table while the "crazy boys" played upstairs. At one point, she even chose to sit on our bed and read to herself while the boys played and I puttered downstairs. Lovely!
|So grown up|
|When Sammy showed me this get-up, I immediately said "Hey! You're a walk-in closet! Get it? A WALKIN' closet? Ha!" None of them laughed! My genius is wasted on these tiny people sometimes.|