Saturday, October 08, 2005

Personality and playing

In the past week or so, Jonathan has suddenly developed this amazingly fun and individual personality. And it has absolutely revolutionized my days at home with him. Instead of just taking care of a baby, now I'm interacting and playing with this little person! He really plays! There are games he likes and games he doesn't like. (He makes his preferences known pretty clearly, too.) He responds differently to my differing moods: returns cuddles (when he's tired) when I cuddle him, giggles when I tickle him, laughs when I toss him up in the air, smiles when we read books or play with toys. He's an amazingly happy child, and I am truly enjoying playing with a tiny person rather than just caring for one.

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