Above: some important activity going on here but I’m not sure exactly what.
Above: I’m at playgroup. Time to do this.
I think one of the things that surprises first-time parents the most is how 1-2 year olds interact. Because they don’t. Not only do they not play together, they actually seem completely unable to see one another.
For example, Coach Jr goes to the play kitchen and reaches into a cabinet and a kid closes the door on his head. He didn’t do it on purpose; he just happened to be opening and closing that door and Coach Jr put his fat invisible head in the way. A minute later, Coach Jr yanked a plastic frying pan out of the kid’s hand, but according to my invisible toddler theory, that frying pan looked like it was floating in midair.
But if you think about it, this is pretty close to how adults are supposed to behave around people they don’t know. It’s later childhood interactions that are abnormal and bizarre. Of course you shouldn’t seize objects from other people, bump into them, or close doors on their heads, but for example, if you were in a coffee shop or on a subway, how would you interact with people?
A. Approach them and say “My name is _____, what’s yours?”
B. Fidget, then blurt out, “Do you like Minecraft? I’m a Level 25 Explorer on Pokemon Lego Star Wars!”
C. Sit down next to them and mimic what they do while muttering to yourself (aka actual parallel play)
D. Play with your plastic phone and ignore everyone else.
Above: The lad on the right is clearly socially aberrant.
Minnie Mouse Figurine: Quincy, do you want to be a doctor when you grow up?
Quincy: No. I want to be a cookie.
Minnie Mouse: A cookie? But someone could eat you up.
Quincy: I want to be a pretend cookie.
Me (concerned, dropping the falsetto): Do you mean… a cook?
Quincy: I want to be a pretend baby cookie.
CGB: 285,290,295 x 2; 300 x 1 (did 2 but 2nd was illegal)
HBPS: 300,305,310,315 x 1
SLDL: 225,235,245,255 x 4
BTN: 102.5,107.5,117.5,122.5 x 4
BBCurl: 75 x 12
CPP: 180,185 x 2
i always warm up with regular squats before BPS so going to stop typing them in
BPS #16: 445 x 1
SGDL: 295,315,325,335 x 3
Time: 72 min