The boys had a play date with our neighbor. She is three (almost four), speaks her mind (which you have to when keeping up with T.Puzzle and Full Speed) and is completely adorable. The boys were in their element wound up beyond belief to have her over.
The dynamic was going pretty well but then I could sense that a fight was going to break out between brothers. I tried to change the momentum of this negative energy and got out the alphabet train puzzle. The idea was that each child would take a turn, find the correct letter and place it in the puzzle. Little Lady couldn’t take it. The boys were jumping over each other, trying to out yell what letter came next and both kept diving into the pile of puzzle pieces.
Little Lady looks at me and says, “I think I’ll go read a book instead.”