a) show him how to do it by building something?
b) allow him to find his own use for the blocks?
c) find a way to build something together?
The answer I chose is:
d) None of the above. Shove the blocks aside and wrestle.
Next Question: You set him on your bed while picking out dinner attire, and he starts playing with the wall decorations above your bed. Do you:
a) tell him not to touch those things?
b) let him explore the decorations, even if he could destroy them.
c) move him off the bed?
d) None of the above (again). Forget about picking out clothes, take his hands, and start jumping on the bed.
.I made sure this week that he would know me, not as his personal photographer, but as Grandpa (or Poppa). I had forgotten how much repetition they require. While I sat on the floor with him, he would walk up, bump me, and I tumbled back, taking him down with me while pleading, "Get him off of me!" He laughed hard. Then we would get up, and he would do it again. And again. And again... That was a good workout.
.Speaking of which, I would like to devote this blog entry to the makers if Advil and Tylenol. And a very special thank-you to my own Mrs. Craver, who took these pictures.