Independent Play

From Friday Mom – Erin:
We had a very merry Christmas in our house yesterday. We weren’t certain what the holiday would bring with an almost-two-year-old, and whether he would be actively involved in present opening or entirely overwhelmed.

Rory had a fantastic morning and LOVED opening all of his gifts. His friends and family were tremendously generous, and we all had a wonderful time helping him tear into the wrapping paper while saying, “Open, Mommy. Open.”

The best development of the day, however, was watching Rory learn to play independently with the new train table Santa brought him. Santa delivered it to his playroom directly. We took Rory in there at the very end of the morning after we had opened all of his other presents. He ran to the table and started playing with the array of engines and accessory cars. He spent a solid thirty minutes focused intently on his new toys while the rest of the family finished opening stockings, eating some breakfast, and generally enjoying the slow pace of a family Christmas morning.

It was exciting to see Rory begin to entertain himself for such an extended period of time. Selfish as it may sound, it was also nice to have the time to drink a cup of coffee, sit out on the couch outside of his playroom, and even engage in some adult conversation. I am hoping the novelty won’t wear off too soon, because I could definitely get used to this.

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