..rather thrown down.
I sometimes wonder what goes through her mind? Why does she do the things she does? Same actions day after day, multiple times a day, without fail.
Picture this: Soon after she wakes up, I bring her to the living room (which is more of her play room than anything). As soon as I stand her up, she runs to her toys, which D or I have cleared up from all over the house and placed in a basket the night before after she is asleep for the night. And no the running is not to play with the toys, the running is to dump all of them out of the basket.
She has such a joy on her face as she diligently picks each and every toy and throws it on the ground. Every which direction. Once done, the basket empty, she gets up and precedes to throw anything and everything that she can get her hands on from the couch and dining table, which could be the TV remote, a blanket, a cellphone, a book. She even manages to move the laptop a couple of inches, if she can get her hand on it.
Finally everything is on the ground. All over the place. All our cleaning efforts in vain. The playground is ready. She starts to flutter from one toy to the next, pressing a button for music here, moving a lever there, mouthing this, scrunching that.
And if we so design to start cleaning up and placing things back in the bin, she is right there to get it all out. Which is the best game there is, can keep her (and us) busy for at least an hour. Us placing things in, she getting them out. And she is very specific in getting the toy we place in last out. ‘Last in First out‘ is our Mantra. At this rate D can start teaching her about Stack and move on to stack overflow real soon.
But let me get back to, what is she thinking? Why does everything have to be on the ground? Is it a sense of security, that now she can touch/reach everything? Is it marking her territory, her toys all over means she can play all over? Don’t know, but I still wonder, as I smile an indulgent smile.