Can I just say how much I love this stage in the parenting game? One of my absolute favorite things to do is to leave Addi and Sam alone for a few minutes and secretly watch them play from afar. Sam ADORES Addi and Addi loves her right back. And most of the time nowadays they play well side-by-side in our playroom, giving Mommy time to clean/do dishes/drink heavily/insert action here.
One of the perks of Sam being so mobile is that she can finally "play" with Addi in a way that Addi likes. Last week, Addi wanted to have a tea party and Sam happily joined her.
First, Sam climbed up onto her appointed seat, all by herself.
Then, she got to work balancing her doughnut on her tea cup. She was very intent on this.
Voila! She did it and was extremely proud of her accomplishment.
Then, Addi realized I'd spent a whopping three minutes paying attention to just Sam and expressed her displeasure with me.