While Mary and Sam are at school, it is just me, William, and Luke at home most of the day. William has always been a good buddy, but now, more than ever, we have become great buddies. I do try to get my work calls done, but I just break them up throughout the day. Other than that, I try really hard to play with my boys and utilize the time I have with them.
Yesterday at breakfast, William asked me if I would play "talking in the dark" with him.
I had no idea what this game was, but I agreed. He continued to ask me all morning as I got Mary and Sam out the door, Luke fed and changed, and myself ready for the day.
Finally, I asked him how to play.
He instructed me to take a bar stool up to his room and put it in the closet. He then told me to turn off all the lights and close the blinds. Lastly, William sat on the stool in the closet and had me put his superman cape on (he is color blind and thinks his blue cape is green, so it is actually the hulk cape in his mind) Luke and I sat on the floor, and William shut the door.
We sat there in the complete dark. Then, William said, "So, what do you want to talk about?"
I almost bit my tongue off trying not to laugh my head off, but instead I just asked him the same thing. He said he wanted to talk about monsters. This was the game. Simple as that. William just wanted to sit on a stool in his closet, wearing his cape, in the dark, and talk. hahahaha
Our game quickly turned from "talking in the dark" to a monster hunt...in the dark. We ended up hiding in several closets, under blankets, in the basement, and in the bathtub, before I had to call it quits and put Luke down for a nap.
And so a new game is born.
Oh, I love the mind of a 3 year old.