Dynamic Duo: Jackson and CJ

Dynamic Duo: Jackson and CJ

On a quiet afternoon, I went to find CJ to feed her the orange she forgot to take at lunch, and incidentally found Jackson hanging out in the upstairs of the playhouse. He immediately initiated a game of chase and we ran back and forth through the hallway a couple times. He then sat down by the door and bobbed his head in a big old play face. I sat down and made play faces back while patting the ground in typical chimp play fashion. CJ soon joined us, and joined in the play a little more reservedly. She started grabbing Jackson’s arm and trying to get him to play with her, but he was too preoccupied making faces at me. So she started tickling his ears and neck. They soon were engaged in a playful wrestle and Jackson summersaulted onto a down comforter that CJ had pulled over. She tickled his neck and then bowed her head to the ground almost rolling on top of him. It was so fun to see CJ really trying to engage Jackson in play, since he is usually the goofball who tries to get everyone to play around here.

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Makaela T., Caregiver