I was walking through the living room from gathering up laundry and noticed Anna had set up a sweet little picnic on the living room floor.
When I'm sitting around watching her or playing around with her she doesn't do these things. I mean, she plays and has fun but it is always, "mom...come help me." Or, "mom...mom...come do this." But, when I start on cleaning this or picking up that it always makes me remember that when kids are "left alone" to make up their own games and entertain themselves that is when their imagination is sparked and the most fun is had.
We also of course enjoy playing tea party together and reading and sitting and having our chats but I love walking in on little kid creations they made all by themselves! :)