Recently we’ve been having more playdates for Liam over weekend brunch and at our place, and we’ve noticed how excited he gets with company. Even when his friend snatches a car outta his hands – he’s perfectly alright with it. In fact, he giggles that he has someone to play a little tug with. He soon gets all clumsy with his mobility because he’s either busy chasing after the older ones, and/or besotted with having same-age friends to play with (such as megabloking and climbing together). There’s lesser parallel play and a lot more playing together involved, and even doing the most mundane eating or having a shower together and splashing about can seem like the best fun ever.
(Pardon the shakiness of the iPhone. Tough to get sharp, clear shots especially with active toddlers involved.)
It’s been endearing watching him bond with his friends so well and really encouraging in giving us that push in planning (and recently confirming) a group staycation and holiday knowing that our little boys and big boys have good company while us mamas can take more breathers hopefully, feel less alone in our cooking and bathing duties together, soak in the pool and get that much craved holiday sorted. 😉 And the best part for me probably is that we don’t have to deal with facing so many toddlers everyday so there’s time to rest, recharge and meet-up for playdate fun again!