after we went out for a walk in the rain this morning, greeting the new year, this girl got into playing at this corner of the room right when we entered the house.her sister was assisting her papa on the highchair and they both cooked our lunch.I was sitting on the couch, drinking hot ginger lemon tea, watching this girl playing for about an hour or so.
she first started cooking in the kitchen and preparing food for her baby.then she took some fabrique layed it carefully on the floor and built a house for her baby.there she changed diapers and fed her baby. realizing that the baby must be tired she got the baby crib and stroller. switched between those two and ended up laying the baby on the blanket to sleep.she then realized she forgot to read a good night story, so grabbed after something and read a story.she talked to her baby for sooo long.the fox and some wolves were the main characters.
this little scene went forever and I layed there watching here, secretly taking some photos and thinking that my 2 toddlers are more and more turning into girls.big girls.
they got that wooden kitchen a year ago for christmas.nothing more.just that kitchen and it was more than enough.two months later, when they turned two we gifted them each with a precious waldorf doll.nothing more.and again.it was more than enough.so this year for christmas we decided again, that one gift is enough.it doesn’t need more.seeing them now combining those 3 gifts and playing with them constantly (kitchen towels, some kitchen utensils are added and used as well) makes me so happy and is just another confirmation that ‘less is more’ is so precious and important when it comes to choosing toys for our children.with less they start playing more freely, start combining things and most important and wonderful start using their precious imagination.
In this case today, I’m convinced she got in that balanced mood of playing so well, because we went on a long walk outside before, where she got a lot of movement and fresh air.i think it helps to ground and to balance our children.its a good preperation for a longer and calmer play inside.