Ever since LP started exploring she has loved playing with stones in our garden. She’d pick them up, put them down, pick them up again, drop them, put them in something, take them out of something. LP’s fascination with stones started last summer and this summer her love of stones has gone to a whole new level.
LP will fill pots with stones, fill buckets with stones and move the stones from one place to another around the garden. LP loves being outside and playing with stones is one game that she always comes back to. Every day that we’re outside I can guarantee that LP will be drawn to those stones!
It’s got to the point where the stone borders in our garden are looking a bit bare, where LP has piled the stones up somewhere else and hidden huge quantities in our watering can. Even though the garden isn’t in the same state that it once was it’s lovely that LP is so easily amused and happy to play with anything – Even stones.
Watching LP play you can see the level of concentration on her face, the determination to put the stones exactly where she wants them. When she is in this frame of mine, in the playing with stones ‘zone’, there is no distracting her – She is entirely focused on those little stones!
Every so often though LP will find a stone that she doesn’t like – One’s that I’ve added over the years from holidays, trips to the beach and days out. She’ll notice that the stone is different to the others and she’ll exclaim “Don’t want it!!” and usually throw it into the kitchen! I’ll then put it back later in the day only for LP to find it again and our game continues – She may not want a stone from Newquay beach in the garden but I do!
My easily pleased LP and her stones.