Monday, March 11, 2013

Music to my Ears

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.

I asked J Bean if she wouldn't mind climbing in to Link's play area and trying to entertain him while I finished up. "Oh, sure!" she replied and headed in. I chuckled to myself a bit at how chipper she could be about the idea of going in to the source of the ear-drum shattering whines, but I was not surprised, she's a truly awesome little girl.

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.

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