Saturday, November 27, 2010

The sundering of the twins

Given the choice the boys will always choose to be together, so it's hard to get alone time with one of them. We've decided to make this a deliberate habit and today was the first day. Vanh was convinced to go shopping with Daddy while Max stayed home with Mommy. The idea is not that we are doing anything special; it's just a chance to get to know each child as an individual.

Max and I spent time unpacking some Christmas decorations

and then some painting.

I kept asking him who the paintings were for (hoping to get cheap and easy Christmas presents, I'm no fool); he kept replying, "for Vanh."

I noticed that I got a lot more snuggle time than usual. Max came over for a good long cuddle at least three times in just over an hour, which is more than I would usually get in a week.

When Vanh came home he was excited to give Max his gift (fruit candy) but asked twice for his turn for "painting". Next week sweetie!

One last photo - the boys were fascinated with these singing mice from their stockings last year - great to see they still love them!

(PS to B - What can I say, they went to bed early!)


B said...

Ummm...Ben is still up. Sort of. In his bed calling out about the latest booger keeping him awake. Life really has been super special around here this week.

Francesca said...

Wow did Max do those paintings of a car and trucks.....pretty good artwork for his age!!! looks like you had a fun day...very little christmasy around here except at the ex-pat store that had some Christmas decorations and a tree and then again, almost forgot, just down the street the Garden coffee shop has wrapped its palm trees in red and green...was nice to see the excitment if Max's eyes for the season and also those lovely mice...what do they sing

Samantha and Woody said...

You can see Max's independent artwork at the top of the photo. He asked me for a firetruck, and then he carefully added the "lights". I like how he has learned to hold the paper with his other hand.

We Wish You A Merry Christmas...and a cup of good cheer!