Sunday, February 7, 2010
No Passing Fancy
Several weeks later, Danny continues to be devoted to his Playmobil knights. Of course, nothing fuels a passion like having one of your very best friends similarly engaged. Parker received a bevy of knights and pirates for his recent fourth birthday, so a playdate was clearly in order. Fortunately it went well, as the above photo demonstrates.
However, Danny (who has demonstrated more than once that his sister does not have a monopoly on dramatic outbursts) is not nearly as interested in playing Playmobil with Clare. Any other game or activity, he is typically begging her to play with him. But knights, not so much. Case in point: This morning, when she awoke and came downstairs to find Danny peacefully playing with his knights, Clare knelt beside him and attempted to play. Danny immediately grew fussy and informed her that he wanted to play by himself. I scolded him and told him to share, at which point he said, "But if I do, I'll be doomed!" Clare and I instantly dissolved into gales of laughter, and also ignored him, prompting him to burst into tears and repeat over and over, "I'm doomed! I'm doomed!"
Oh, Danny boy!