Monday, July 27, 2009

Initiating Play

Finn has begun to ask us to play with him. We've been playing soccer and Frisbee with him a lot more since a 15 minute session will tire him out quite quickly in North Carolina's heat and humidity. He still doesn't understand the concept of "give" or "drop it." Instead he'll crash into you with the Frisbee or soccer ball in his mouth and keep nudging it against your knee until you engage him. Unfortunately, he has a new obsession with tug so it's not likely he'll learn to politely give us the toy anytime soon.

In the house, he'll grab a tennis ball and nudge us in the same way. Then he'll dance and circle around us trying to get in a quick game of tug before a short run of fetch. Then it starts all over again.