Well, last week something changed. I don't know what it was, but it has been a GLORIOUS change: they play nicely! They will play together - in fact, prefer to play together - for hours. HOURS!! No fighting, no arguing, no biting/hitting/screaming. All I hear during their play times are things like:
L: Hey Parker, I don't want to play that game.
P: Ok Landon!
P: I'm Buzz Lightyear!
L: Well, I'm Zurg! I'm going to get you buzz lightyear!
P: AAAAGGHHHH! (ensue running, chasing, giggling)
L: Let's go on vacation Parker. Do you have your suitcase?
P: Oh! I'll go get it! (runs and grabs an empty garbage can....which he then fills with his favorite toys)
L: Great! We're going to New Mexico today. Let's load our stuff onto the plane.
P: Ok! I all ready. Are we seeing Brad and Lisa and Eden?
L: Yep! Let's go! (they go into the closet, shut the door, open it and they are now in New Mexico)
P: Oh, hi New Mexico!
L: Ok, let's go to the aquarium....
I've covertly videotaped these exchanges, but Landon is too smart - he always sees the camera about 5 seconds into it. There have been a few days where I've finished all my cleaning, etc. and they're still playing happily! The first time it happened I just wandered around the house...it was totally surreal. Anyway, it does my heart good to see them so happy together and playing so well. They even put their arms around each other when we're walking sometimes...sigh. I just hope this lasts for more than a week!!
One more funny quote (to show how organized my son is):
M: Guys, guess what we're having for dinner tonight? Blueberry pancakes!
L: What!? Is that for breakfast?
M: Yep, we're having breakfast for dinner!
L: What!? And then we're having our regular dinner for breakfast tomorrow?
M: (laughing) No, we're just having breakfast tonight instead of our regular dinner. It's special!
L: Oh. Well, I like pancakes, but maybe next time you should just make supper.
I love my boys :)