Tuesday, November 23, 2010


this morning, ben spent at least an hour picking up odds and ends around the house and moving them from one place to another. key chain, necklace, plastic piece of watermelon, small tupperware container. then he began gathering everything that he could find into a little basket that has a handle. he carried that basket around the house and by the time he brought it to me on his arm, it was full. books, play phones, play food, blocks, my cell phone, metal play pots.

putting something from one container to another or emptying a container then re-filling it - this is the play of a one year old. the other day, tim said, "maybe he's ocd" but i'm pretty sure this is just what little kids do...right?


LaelDyck said...

my niece had her first birthday party this past friday. she spent a lot of the evening gathering things and putting them in a paper bag....i am pretty sure this is normal.

judymacd said...

what a fun boy!

theRachel said...

I think it is normal. As a teacher, what do you think Ben is learning by this? Building confidence? Mimicking what you do? (don't get me wrong, I'm sure you do more than fill a basket with random items and walk around your house)