As the transition between babyhood and toddlerhood happens it marks a new phase and with it toddlerhood brings far less firsts, but even with less firsts the firsts that happen are no less remarkable.
Over recent months we have started noticing small changes with Jacobs play and his ability to now ‘play’ with his brother and his friends. Sharing is something that is still a work in progress but its slowly starting to show its face.
Last week however we noticed a whole new phase of play … hide and seek.
Jacob is loving playing hide and seek and runs off with total glee to hide from his Daddy or Brother and laughs to himself as he hides. He waits till the finder shouts I’m coming and he then shouts “HERE” … effectively letting the finder find him! After the first attempt he shouts again and heads off in search of a new location to hide in, only to repeat the whole shouting ‘I’m here’ thing again!
Obviously he gets the gist a little bit but he still doesn’t get that he has to keep quiet so each turn only takes a few seconds but to him it’s the best game ever!
As the seeker he is even more hilarious, he goes to stand in the kitchen to count (although he can’t yet count) then after a minute he should “ready or not, here I coming” then runs back in the living room to find Joshua …
I am not sure where this new big boy play has come from but I am loving watching his little face playing! As much as I love watching him I must admit after an hour it is a little boring and Joshua is such a great big brother playing for so long every time even though he lost interest in playing 40 minutes before.
I worried that the boys wouldn’t really play together having a 5 year age gap but there is no fear with Joshua beens so kind natured Jacob will always have a play pal in his brother.