Earlier, I was cleaning up in the kitchen while Link buzzed around my feet trying his best to help, which (as you know) is more of a hindrance than anything especially when loading and unloading the lower rack of the dishwasher and trying to sweep up. He was fussing more than a little and I wanted to wrap it up so I banished him to and blockaded him in the living room for a few minutes. I headed back to the kitchen, but the house started to sound even more like an acapella death metal concert than usual. Piercing. Tortuous. Migraine inducing.
Normally, this plays out with J Bean jumping around and trying to distract Link while he continues to yell and cry only the house gets louder because she starts yelling/singing loudly in an attempt to drown him out. This time, she grabbed a keyboard and started pushing buttons for children's song samples and singing along. Link immediately stopped crying and within a few moments was laughing. I peaked around the corner wondering what type of sorcery was afoot and I saw that he was doing some kind of booty shake and trying to hit the keys while J Bean DJ'ed and sang to him. Not only that, but they were both thoroughly entertained for 10-15 minutes. After a few months of Link's clingy, needy, yelling, crying, Cthulu phase I am ready for a break. It may not be over, but this could be the start of a great new stage where the siblings play with each other without injuring each other seriously. Today is not going to suck.