|I love this picture- Pursy is so annoyed at whatever Knox is taking out of her hand and Knox is cracking up.|
I need to keep in mind that Knox is always on hand experiencing and being exposed to everything that Pursy is- it's not like I sit him in front of old episodes of Mr Rogers Neighborhood and hope that he develops his own ideas about humankind and the world by osmosis. I can release my guilt and accept that Knox is going to grow up and be a very functional contributing member of society- possibly able to accept things as they come and live much more laid back and with less angst then Pursy will. Pursy already has a plan for making the universe fall in line behind her like a baby duck.
But today, Knox took a morning nap and was very awake when I put Purslane down at 2 in the afternoon. So we played- just the two of us. And I was blown away with everything that he has learned while I was doing other things. He is responding and initiating in fantastic ways. And he LOVES making people laugh. If something he did got a smile out of me, he did it repeatedly and with more and more gusto.
Here is our afternoon play date:
|Having a chat.|
|He loves to give these open mouth kisses...|
|I found an avocado! Let's make guacamole Mama...|
|It keeps rolling away from me!!|
|I got you now, crafty avocado..|
|I love guacamole!!!|
|That doesn't taste right....|
|Definitely not right!!!|
|I shall try one more time|
|I don't think I like avocados anymore....|