Monday, July 13, 2009
On Sunday nights Dave and I have started a routine of parallel play. We sit together at the dining room table. He works on his projects, I work on mine. The boys sleep. We listen to episodes of This American Life and drink small (me) or large (Dave) glasses of beer.
Our family is not really a family of talkers. Andrew was very late to talk, and is still behind his peers in his language development. It looks like Isaac will also wait off a little before having much to say (Isaac often curiously looks at Tess, who is 6 months old, as she babbles away. We guess he's wondering what she could possibly have to say already.). And we think that our kids are just doing what they see their parents do. And what we don't do, is sit around and talk. And so neither do they.
What we do do, is sit around and do. All of us. We do and we make. We make dresses and databases and towers and messes. Isaac is currently perfecting his mess making. He is really getting quite good at it.
Anyway, last Sunday night, we engaged in parallel play and I have three more pages of my California book to show for it.
Posted by Dave at 11:28 AM