More and more, TheMonk and Swee’Pea are beginning to realize the other one is here to stay. Up until the last couple of months, they more or less tolerated each other. They acknowledged each other’s existence as much as you or I acknowledge the person next to us in the elevator. But that has begun to change.
It is one of the greatest joys of my life to see TheMonk and Swee’Pea play together. Often the play involves hysterical laughter. They don’t always let me in on the joke but they love it so that’s all that matters. For the longest time, Swee’Pea was the one who would have to initiate play between the two. But that has begun to change too. TheMonk, has decided if Swee’Pea is going to keep taking his binky, then maybe he’d better befriend this binky-stealer before she really does some damage.
I have witnessed two types of play between the two. First, is when one is in the Pack’n'play and the other is not. They can see each other but there is the mesh barrier separating them. This becomes hysterically funny as they reach out to touch hands through the mesh. Funny stuff.
The second type of play is when they are together on the floor. Inevitably they end up near each other and then the hijinks start. Just the other day, I watched as TheMonk tackled Swee’Pea to the ground as they were on their knees playing with their musical table. One second they’re playing side by side and the next they’re rolling over each other on the floor, laughing loudly.
Sadly, this type of play almost always ends up with one of them crying. But it’s a start.
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