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Playing with Water

I have been told that it is pretty common for your oldest child to just want to be by you through out the day. This is really true with Joash. He just likes to be in the same room as me most of the time. It can be a bit tricky in the places like the kitchen. He sort of likes to help make things, but we have now found a new pass time for Joash while in he is in the kitchen with me...playing with water.
He pulls up the chair and "washes" the dirty dishes in the sink. I turn on the tap just enough so that there is a tiny stream of water coming out. He will do this for a long time, which in nice. It allow me to cook and do the things I need to do. Sure, some water gets spilled and his shirt usually ends up wet, but it all dries up. He will even help wipe up the spilled water, so that is nice. Joash is also demonstrating the beginnings of his "fishy face" that he is learning to make.

Hurrah for simple activities that keep him occupied for a long time.

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