I don’t know if anybody else ever does this or not. But I tend to make plans and have fun anticipating doing something…but then the day of, I’m comfortable at home and don’t feel like going anywhere….but then I go and have an awesome time.
Well, that’s exactly what I did. My daughter had a really good friend in high school, and her mother and I are very good friends still. Well, she happens to have a little girl almost exactly one year older than my grandson. And since she has stayed in contact with me, it was a natural to get together with the kids. But then, all morning I kept thinking about just laying on the couch all day and not going.
Soren and I watched the Indy 500. He loves cars and got so excited when the race started. But with the attention span of a three year old, he started playing with toys instead. He serenaded me with his guitar.
Then it was time to go. I grabbed his dinner. (He’s a vegan and I learned a long time ago, it’s easier to take food for him than for him to just pick at what he can and can’t have). Off we went.
I worry a little bit because he is rarely around other children. But I didn’t need to worry. Maya just took control. They played. Interestingly, they are the same size. But she is going to be in kindergarten this fall so she is a bit more advanced.
She decided he should be a prince and put a purple crown on his head and a cape on him and she put on a princess dress. Then they had a tea party. But he loved playing with the cars and tractors the most.
They sat on opposite sides of a picnic table eating dinner. But next thing I knew, Soren was crawling under the table so he could sit next to her. He tried kissing her hand (which I found adorable since he was a prince and she was a princess) but she didn’t want any of that. And he told her he loved her.
He talked about her all the way home and kept asking if we could go to Maya’s house again. I need my daughter to connect him with other kids. He obviously just wants someone to play with.
Here is a cute picture of the prince and princess. I uploaded tons of pictures to Facebook and won’t subject you to all of those.
Today, I’m thankful that I honored my commitment. We had a delightful time.