Thursday, July 24, 2008


Esther was laughing yesterday, and when I turned around to see what was funny I found Luke standing on her chest. I suspect Esther is going to be something of a tomboy; Luke is always doing things like standing, sitting or (intentionally) falling on her, and she really doesn't seem to mind. It's a good thing because Luke is going to need someone to keep up with him. In addition to using his little sister as a chair or rug, Luke likes to jump over her and to pull her around by her hands or feet. Yesterday he pulled her into the closet in my room; I was watching and Esther didn't seem to mind, so I didn't stop him. I do make him stop if I find him standing or sitting on her, but generally I figure babies are pretty good at making their unhappiness known so if Esther isn't complaining she's probably all right. She actually seemed to enjoy being in the closet--it was a new place to explore! Now Luke in a closet might mean trouble...the other day Luke was in the walk-in closet with the door mostly shut, and things were Too Quiet. I went to investigate and found him systematically pulling all the clothes (the ones I had carefully hung earlier that day) off the rod and throwing them on the floor. Before our move I was packing boxes and piling them in a closet; I walked in the room once and found Lily and Luke both climbing up the box "mountain" to get to the top shelf of the closet--someplace they had never been able to explore before! Luke has a habit of going through the house and finding things to dump out--not to play with, just for the fun of throwing them on the floor!
I turned the radio on when I was driving the other day and Dr. Laura was on. She was talking about how boys are like dogs--they have lots and lots of energy that needs to be worked off by lots of running, climbing, etc. So now I'm going to stop writing and take the kids outside to run!

1 comment:

Kelley said...

What a great story! I remember when Matt would steam-roll Ben across the floor when Ben was a baby. He didn't seem to mind, so I didn't either. Funny that yours are the same way.

Boy, Dr. Laura sure has it right. LOTS of energy around here!