Well -- IT. WAS. AWESOME.
We played. He investigated the house, turning questioning eyes on me when he wanted to check something out. There were only a couple things that I had to lay down the law on... like him picking up the little weights that I use when I walk [away the pounds], and dropping them. Ummmm, NO! We put that to an end before little toes got smashed.
He "talked to Mom" on his pretend phone, and then I got to "talk to her" too!
We put a chair cushion on a kitchen chair so that he was sitting higher for lunch, and he ate like a champ.
Two hours later, I knew that Mommy would return shortly, so I went up to wake the little man. I called his name gently, reminding him that he was at Sally's house. I expected a bit of a fuss upon waking -- you know how that can be. I didn't know if he'd remember where he was. But, no biggie.
We came downstairs and played with his trains as had been promised before naptime. All in all, it went so smoothly, and way too fast! Mommy was back before we knew it.
Though I care for these sweet little ones at church, I haven't had little ones in my home in a long time. Even the nieces and nephews are grown up. Age-appropriate toys are mostly gone -- and all of the important tools (high chair, crib) are long gone. So, I wasn't really sure how it would go, but...
It's just like riding a bicycle!
|This is one of my favorite pictures... the little guy on my couch, feet crossed, looking at pictures of himself on my iPod.|
Sign of the times... and those crossed feet? A clue to his comfort? Precious!