Tuesday, June 29, 2010


Life at the All Access Pass to Jack household is a bit busier these days....Jack's 5 1/2 year old niece, Elise, is hangin' out with us for awhile so we're figuring out life with two kiddos close in age but at very different developmental stages.

The kids are having a blast and we are having sharing adventures!


Staying Afloat said...

If this isn't a Life is Therapy moment, I don't know what is. My other kids are the best thing that ever happened to E.

Must be crazy, though. How's Jack dealing with sharing his toys?

Marie said...

Oh it's therapy alright! For all of us. :)

Life is very different with two especially when the two are chronologically 6 months apart but developmentally much further apart in some areas and much closer in others.

And, oh boy, having a girl around is so much fun but also much more dramatic. Elise has a great imagination. It's very interesting to see her play with the variety of toys we have available. The past few days, she has really gravitated toward our plastic animals. I have read so much about children working out their difficulties through imaginative play and trying on different roles. Now I can say that I have actually seen it in action and it is amazing!

As far as sharing, Jack has only recently begun really even noticing when other children play with his stuff. The first couple of times he noticed, it stressed him out terribly. But now, he is truly beginning to experience sharing and taking turns. He is doing well.

Thanks for checking in!

mommytoalot said...

Sounds like an adventure and lots of fun for both you and Jack.