Because it is not unusual...it is everyday for hours a day...that I find Ben and Anna deeply engaged in a game together. Creating together. They seek each other out for companionship.
They are never bored. They don't expect to be entertained.
They truly play with all of their toys. Constantly recreating. A nursery rhyme music box Ben got at 9M, that I put away for Beatrice, finally resurfaced and the kids have really been have a blast playing dance party to the songs it plays, showing Beatrice how it works, and enjoying it all over again. Never outgrowing the simple pleasures.
They have time for each other and to build relationships.
They have time imagine and take comfort.
Time to be silly. Time to be kids. Time to be themselves.