Thursday, August 4, 2011

The kid wants to color.

Holden is a pretty quiet kid...especially when compared to his sister. Even at 2, he doesn't talk a whole lot. I think it's because, honestly, even if he tries to talk he can't fit a word in around Scarlett. (Heck...I can't even fit a word in around Scarlett.) And he never really has to talk because Scarlett does a lot of the talking for him - if she wants juice or a snack, he gets juice or a snack too. And if he does try to communicate and isn't successful, he'll get frustrated any normal 2 year old. But last night Holden and I had a really nice moment and what better a place to share it than right here.

The kids will often sit at the dining room table and color or play with's their artsy-project place. Scarlett was already there playing with some paper dolls when Holden came running up to me. He had a confused look on his face, but he slowly and calmly said "MORE CAYNS." I had no clue what the poor kid was asking for. Joe chimes in - "more kiss?" Holden patiently shook his head no. "Do you want to play a game?" I asked. Holden patiently shook his head no. He repeated slowly..."MORE CAYNS"...Then I had it. "Crayons? Do you want to color?" And Holden's little face lit up. "Color!" he beamed. He was obviously proud of himself for getting his point across. And I was proud that he remained so patient and asked to do something independently of Scarlett. And so I gave him some crayons and a coloring book, and he colored his little heart out with a huge smile on his face.