Yesterday Cohen and Sophie played together for a long time. Cohen had piled all of Sophie’s stuffed animals on the kitchen floor. He stood staring at the pile for a moment. “Chook chook” he said, snapping his fingers over the pile, “Let’s pretend it’s a camp fire” he said. (He was igniting the lighter) Some toy blocks quickly became marshmallows and we used his toy hockey stick to roast hot dogs. The best part about all of this was Sophie watching her brother with alert attention and asking him questions. “Fire Cohen?” she would ask. Soon the pile became an excuse to drag every toy out of Cohen’s room to make the pile bigger and bigger. The “blaze” is still sitting in the middle of our living room.
Sophie now says “boom boom” when anyone falls.
Every time we pass a certain spot in the garage as I’m putting her in her car seat, she says “head, head” because that’s where I would accidentally bump her head on frequent occasions when putting her in the car. I’m sorry SOphie!
She says “I’m okay!” quickly whenever she falls.
Cohen told me all about the book he read in preschool today. It was about a place where “there’s no grocery stores! the food comes from the sky. food like doughnuts and hamburgers and bread and cheese and pizza” (he read cloudy with a a chance of meatballs.)
Cohen now takes showers. He much prefers them to baths. And when he gets out he demands to close the door and dry himself off.
Today they rode the home depot “truck” cart around and around. Sophie sang “nee nah nee nah!” and Cohen shouted out directions.