Saturday, January 3, 2009

Big Brother

I'd say the Lego table is a success. Jack plays with it every day. He carries Legos around with him ALL the time. There are various half built structures littered all over the surface of the table. It's kind of his new obsession.


Sam and Quinn also enjoy the Lego table, but I've been able to spot them in the past week NOT carrying Legos with them. Not so with Jack.

I listened to Jack and Quinn play with Legos at the table for a long time this afternoon. It cracked me up completely because Quinn did not stop talking. And Jack barely said a word.

Quinn had incorporated trains into Legoville and was narrating every little thing he had them doing. Occasionally he would demand that Jack repeat something he had said.

Basically what I was listening to was a long stream of consciousness out of Quinn followed by, "Say that, Jack. Say that, Jack. Right, Jack? Right, Jack?" And then Jack would say "Right." and Quinn would continue on his merry little verbal way.

It is interesting to see two such compatible little guys who are so completely different. I hope they continue to happily play together for many years. And I hope that Quinn keeps up his idol worship of not just Sam, but Jack too. I love that Jack is someone's guy to look up to.

14 comments:

  1. I meant, "How awesome is that!" It is funny how a punctuation mark can make such a difference in what you are trying to say. I mean that it is totally cool.

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  2. I showed my husband your lego table and we're going to make one using our existing train table. I love that it brings your boys together to play too.

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  3. That's so great! And you've inspired me to create my own Lego table since our two have just started to get really into them. Thanks! :)

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  4. Quinn and Jack remind me of my two - when they were little my daughter used to follow Andy around and constantly talk to him and try to engage him. If she had to say "right, Andy?" 16 times to get him to agree with her - she would. It's actually very helpful - nobody else has the patience to work that hard for a reply. :)

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  5. Sounds like that was a great gift idea and you are getting your money's worth. ;-)

    That is so great that you kiddos are so close.

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  6. Another Mom eyeing the Lego table. RC (who never sits still) is fascinated by them.

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  7. The table rocks!

    And your description of Q&J playing reminds me so much of my guys back in the days when my younger son was VERY non-verbal. To this day, I maintain that his brother's insistence that he play Bionicles with him, and -- most importantly -- respond to him when doing so, was the best speech/social therapy he ever had.

    Your guys are going to be best buds too. It's so nice that they have each other.

    Happy new year!

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  8. Jonathan also likes his lego table. Thanks again for the great idea!!

    ~C

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  9. nothing makes me happier than watching my two boys play together... yeah for brothers!!

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  10. What great brothers! That is really cool.

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  11. That is so sweet. I can't wait for my boys to be old enough to play together. Sniff.

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  12. Wonderful...I, too, need one of those tables!

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