Last evening the Twinners attended their first night of community ed soccer for 3 & 4 year olds. As parents, it was amazing to watch them interact with their coaches, the other kids, and each other.
They clearly show their own distinct personalities (as they should). The coach started the kids out by asking them to sit in a circle. Dean cruised around to find himself a good spot. Marly clung close to daddy and choose to sit in Mark's lap.
Dean is an eager, active, and attentive listener. He was ready to interact and do what he was told. Marly was apprehensive and often looked to Mark and I for support.
Dean was social. Marly took more time to warm up. (This is ALWAYS true of Marly in public. You may recall I have mentioned she often scowls at people she doesn't know well.) At several points, kids were told to pick a circle on the ground to stand on. There were purple circles and orange circles. Marly wanted a purple circle, but on one occasion, the purple circles were already occupied. She decided the next best option was to stand on an orange circle next to Dean, near the end of the line... but all those circles were full too. OH DEAR!