Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Josh Gets the Short End of the Stick (or no stick at all, as the case may be)

Joshie's favorite thing to do these days is "play" with the Bigs and lucky for me, they are already pretty good about babysitting. But never let it be said that they aren't already using their Big Brother status against poor Josh, who will undoubtedly spend the rest of his life trying to keep up with them.

Case in point:

Cade and Drew are way into Bristle Blocks, Lincoln Logs, Tinker Toys, and cars. One of their favorite games is to build these elaborate cities on their bedroom floor with houses, garages, and stores and drive all their cars around in them. Yesterday I parked Josh on the floor next to them so they could entertain him while I folded laundry. I told them to share with Joshie and give him some toys and they promised they would. When I came back into the room, they must have had 4.5 million assorted pieces of cars, blocks, sticks, and logs all over the floor. There were seriously enough toys in that room to share with every kid in town.

Josh, however, was contentedly sitting off to the side of the pile, without anything else in his reach, sucking on the letter "U" from our LeapFrog refrigerator magnet set. Simple needs, that one.