October 2, 2012

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playing alone / september 29, 2012
 
It still amazes me when this happens... when it's quiet and I'm not quite sure what Little Smith is up to and I find him playing happily all by himself. I love when I can watch him for a few seconds before he notices that I'm there, he talks to himself and is so silly. He's really his own little person and not a baby anymore. Of course then there are those times (as in today) when I discover that he's somehow unwound all my knitting in his thirty seconds of alone time. He's quick that little boy!

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  1. Those moments are valuable! Love this room and the floors by the way! :-)

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  2. We know what you mean .... they are so lovely when speak to themself and I'm so sad when I think yes .... he is not a baby anymore ....

    Have a beatiful day

    Lelli italian family

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  3. I really love your home space, and your decorating.

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  4. I'm sure the conversations he has with himself will only get cuter, too. Love that photo of him

    It's funny. I just had a similar "Alice is quiet, what a good kid" moment, too. I was letting her have some naked time on the floor in her room (thankfully on a pee mat) while I made coffee. Usually she talks and sqwaks away but she was so quiet this time. I peeked my head around the corner and there she was, playing quietly by herself.

    With a HUGE poop on her pee mat.

    Now I know why she was so quiet. ;-)

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  5. LOL My oldest daughter used to enjoy taking all the video cassettes out of their cases. I would leave the room for two seconds & return to find her sitting by the bookcase, a pile of cassettes to her left, a pile of cases to her right & her in the middle giggling like a fiend. Amazing what littles find entertaining!

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  6. Oh shoot! Owen quiet = TROUBLE! How's the new couch holding up? I'm looking into switching out my dookie colored couch in the future. Annnnd I see the Flor tiles. ;)

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    1. I know I always think it's going to mean big trouble- sometimes it does but often I'm pleasantly surprised :) The couch is holding up great so far. No complaints yet!

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  7. I think it is good for them to have time and space on their own. I did needlepoint when the children were small - knitting could be grabbed off your lap, and it is difficult to stop in the middle of a long row! Needlepoint was childproof!

    Pomona x

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  8. Oh, no! Not the knitting!

    I know what you mean-- sometimes I just hide around the corner to listen!

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  9. The knitting...oh that is heartbreaking! I am so trained to wonder what the kids are up to that I am still now constantly asking where they are, and they are 7 and 10. BTW, your house looks so lovely and clean.

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  10. ah! the unraveling of the knitting! if our boys were to get together the destruction of knitted things would be epic.

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