Sunday, January 11, 2009

The games we play

D: One of the best things about twins is watching them play games together. Some games are ones that we've taught them, but some they make up themselves. It is my favorite new past time to just sit back and watch their creativity and playfulness develop with each other.
Here are some examples of games they are currently enjoying:

Spot Throwing: They each stand on a circle in the basement (round bathroom carpets from IKEA) and they throw the ball back and forth to each other. If they get off the circle, they must get back on before throwing again. *This was a game they made up themselves!

Tickle-fest: They chase each other with a high pitch scream and tickling fingers. This often leads to tears however, because they are not quite how to tickle appropriately. For instance, eye sockets are not very ticklish.

1,2,3 Splash: I've posted this video already. It never gets old.

Whhheerrrre's...(insert child's name)? : This game is kind of like pee-ka-boo and hide and seek game put together. It involves a big loud celebration when the person is found.

Flashlight hide and seek: This game is so much fun to join in on! Turn off all the lights in the basement and run around like a mad man. Why haven't I been doing this before?

Party in the Wardrobe: I've just emptied out an old wardrobe that we are planning on getting rid of. But now the kids have come up with a new game in it, making it hard to part with. Basically, they both go inside, shut the door, and scream and laugh as loud as they can. Then they step out quietly, look at each other, laugh, and go back in again for more. It never gets old.

Dance Party: We've always had dance parties with the boys, but they have decided to step up the party with clearing the huge rug (by themselves!), insisting all their clothes come off, and spinning and jumping around like little crazy monkeys. Motown seems to be their favorite.

Cooking: They like to pretend cook while I'm cooking. They pull mixing bowls out, fill them with a few golf balls and stir them around, adding salt (pretend salt) every now and them.

Stump jumping: When they get tired of 'cooking' they will turn the bowls and pans over and arrange them so that they can jump from 'stump' to 'stump' with out touching the ground. It's pretty impressive to watch.

Big shoes: They enjoy finding our shoes/boots/slippers and stepping into them and walking around the house. This cracks me up every time.

Butt scoot/ knee walk/ gallop: Basically they seem to encourage each other to come up with different ways of getting from point "A" to point "B". The butt scoot is hilarious to watch... it looks kind of like the crab walk, but with their butt dragging on the ground and they are using their legs to pull them. The knee walk is cute, but gets old when they are both doing it when you're trying to walk across a busy parking lot. Not fun.

Bu-bye: They are really exploring their independence by saying "bu-bye" to us and then walking out of the room. They come back and yell "hi!" and then seconds later they are saying "bu-bye" with a wave over their shoulders. They both do this together and lately, they've been holding each other hands as they wave “bu-bye” to us... like they are going off together to cause nothing but trouble.
Oh, don't I know it :)

Posted by Walker Lockhart @ 4:39 PM

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So cool to read you describe the boys' games! We have a lot of similar if not the exact same activity going on here in West Seattle....TOO funny!! Thanks for a giggle!

Posted by Blogger Boyer Family In Seattle @ Sunday, January 11, 2009 8:11:00 PM #
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