Here's a wider angle of that area. As you can see, there is not much room at all to play. But they love playing there. Apparently, what makes a good play area is not space - it is proximity to Momma. Why is it children always want to play under my feet???? Same thing as in the kitchen - while I am cooking, you will invariably find a truck or a baby doll under my feet next to the stove.
This is a bit of a close up of the toys the children were playing with today. Seems kind of odd. A big rig with a trailer - tractor in tow, an upside down truck, a pig, some school papers, a baby stroller and a boat with sea animals. I find it tremendously funny that the boat is actually on top of the sea creatures. Clever.
Special thanks to Aunt Ara for providing the sea creatures for the fishing expedition.
Has anyone ever really found the explanation for why children want to play right under their mother's feet?
I'm sure if I search my psych books, I'll find reasons such as: The children want to be close to me physically to deepen our connection, etc.
Part of me thinks it is a form of torture. Beginning April 1, I become a sandals & flip flops only girl. This means that while I am in the house, I am barefoot, which in turn means I step on some 99,000 toys in my bare feet a day. All this hoop-la about the torturous acts being performed during terrorist interrogations has me wondering why they don't just fill a cell with matchbox cars, legos and Barbie shoes, and make the criminal walk across that floor with a blindfold on. I would confess government secrets in order to get the children to stop leaving those toys under my feet!
But what matters most is that they are having fun, right?
Someone tell that to my feet.
I sure hope that a pedicure is in the works for mother's day.