Lately it seems like I have spent more time blogging about the frustrating and difficult things about this age than the great things. The last few days have been filled with more good than bad (which is saying a lot since I spent yesterday morning dry heaving as I cleaned up the bathroom after one of my boys decided to 'take care of' his upset tummy himself.)
So, without further adieu, here is my list of the great things about 3 1/2 (in no particular order).
Imagination: Last week they informed me they were firemen on a pirate ship hurrying to escape the dog. The ideas for games and pretend play are limitless. I get so much enjoyment from watching and listening. Everyone is playing a different character most of the time...and P's imaginary friend Beba has now been joined by K's invisible friend, Joke.
Sense of humor: There is a lot of silliness as they explore humor. I love watching them study my face for a reaction. "Was dat funny, mommy?" Of course, they are most hilarious when they are not trying.
Conversation: I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE the conversations that we are able to have. They enjoy having things explained, asking questions, putting things together and telling me how they feel. I know it will not always be like this, so I am really enjoying it while it lasts.
Innocence: A couple of weeks ago we were playing "po-weece off-i-sir" and the boys arrested me and took me to jail for picking flowers. I am so thankful that is the worst crime they can imagine!
Of course, there are still the nerve-wracking, trying things...but this post is not about those. It is about concentrating on the good, not the bad. Truly, there is a whole lot of good.
All photo credits to the very talented Landria.