Ethan loves to play with shadows. We would watch him crawling or walking, with his gaze transfixed on the shadows he makes and he would make a conscious attempt to touch the shadows. It’s amusingly funny, I tell ya.
This morning, the sun was streaking through the curtains in our living room, casting gorgeous beams all across the floor. I noticed Ethan was just standing there and looking at the shadows on the ground and the walls. So I stood at a position where I cast a shadow right in front of where he was standing. His eyes looked at my shadow. Then I moved swiftly to the right, and he turned to follow. I jumped to the left, he turned to follow again. Soon he figured that I was the one making the movements and he giggled happily and clapped his hands in glee! I started making shadow puppets on the wall and he was truly amazed!
Ahh… the simple things we take for granted are the very things that amuses a toddler. Pete says playing with shadows will cause a kid to get nightmares – really ah?