Monday, March 01, 2010
At the playground today, Jake played for an hour in the grass, picking up sticks, poking an earthworm, touching plants. Then wandered to the big kids’ slide. I helped him to the top and after a few tentative tries, he wanted to slide down without my help. He looked to me to count him down, One, Two, Three, then he pushed off with a “weeeeee”, got to the bottom, clapped “yay”, then did it all again. He initiated the counting thing himself recently, out of the blue. He says, “Doo, doo, dwee” when he tries, but still, I’m so proud.