Lately Cuyler has preferred more solitary play, opting to draw in his room, bounce on his ball , or play on the laptop. Whenever Cam or Eva try to engage him, they usually get his hand in their face and a loud “Go away! Leave me alone!”
Kinda makes me sad. I’m afraid that if he keeps doing that, then they will stop trying.
The other morning I was making breakfast. After about 5 minutes I realized that the boys were playing on the floor. TOGETHER.
I watched them for a few minutes and literally felt warm and fuzzy.
It’s not often that I see my boys doing anything together (aside from fighting).
But this time they were playing. Together. I could tell by the way that Cam was interacting that he was doing it for Cuyler. It wasn’t something he’d normally be interested in but he wanted to connect with his brother. And he did.
It’s one of those “small celebrations” that parents like myself have. Like when Cuyler pointed for the first time – it was HUGE. When he called me “Mommy” for the first time – music to my ears. When he tells me he loves me. Heaven.
I know every parent enjoys seeing their children playing together. But when it happens so rarely, as it does for us – it’s pure joy when we see it. To many this video will likely bore them – I’m totally ok with that by the way. For those who live a life similar to mine, they know the magnitude of seeing moments like this.