Welcome to my office. Can you see my computer and desk over there, in the background? This used to be a rather boring place with my books and office supplies, my ipod/clock combo and some other office-y things. But you can see the transformation it has undergone. Now it is a fun place where two little girls can play and make McDonald snacks, feed farm animals, do puzzles and play house--sometimes all in the same day.
I guess it makes sense. I do work in my office and so do they. Because for toddlers, Play is Work. They practice fine and large muscle coordination by playing with small toys,stacking blocks, jumping, dancing, playing the harmonica, riding little ride-on toys and balancing on the little chairs.
Elinor was especially intrigued with dogs this week and as you can see has one riding in a little car while our dog, Scrappy, watches from a spot near my desk. Elinor was reinacting a scene from "Go, Dog Go!" one of the books Bob and I got her for Christmas. It was included in Sonlight's P3/4 package which we gave to each girl. She is still a bit young for most of the books, but we figured the girls would grow into it and you can never have too many books, right?
These busy girls are finding my office the perfect place to work and I couldn't be more delighted. I love my co-workers--and Allison can make a pretty mean plastic milk shake and oyster cracker snack.