We are hard at work learning to play this week. Miss Lola was not given the opportunity to play, save a few structured opportunities, in her first 5 1/2 years of life. She is freaked out by grass and has never used her imagination. Pretend play is mind boggling for her. Her brothers and sister are a bit confused by this but we are pressing on and providing opportunities and modeling the best we know how. We are teachers of play. I would love to get in her head for a minute. She surely thinks we have all lost our minds.
We also visited the pediatrician this week. Charlotte was due for her 4 year old well check so we knocked that out at the same time. So far it looks like Lola is a pretty healthy girl! We are waiting on blood work to make sure nothing is hiding from us. Overall the visit was pretty great. Even the blood work portion was pretty smooth. Charlotte, the aspiring doctor, watched intently as the nurse inserted the needle and took 5 tubes of blood from Lola’s arm.