Tuesday, February 26, 2008

My Social Butterfly

Yesterday I was assaulted by so much rudeness, that this morning I was still reeling from it, so I started a blog ranting like a maniacal lunatic. The post started... "This is a test. This is just a test. Had this been an actual smackdown you would have received instructions of where to go run and hide, and a five second headstart....Maybe". But, you know what, I didn't have time to finish the post, because our friend Rachel came over for a few hours, and by the time she left, I was mostly over it. Too bad, it would have been a doosey(is that a word, and how do you spell it?). Anyway, since I am no longer emiting smoke out of the top of my head, I better just let it go. Don't worry, I'm sure someone will irritate me sometime again in the near future. Rachel cured me of my bad mood and put herself on the top of my "People I Love" list, by simply uttering one wonderful question..."Would you and Jim like to go on a date, while I babysit next Friday?" "Uh, is this a rhetorical question?"

One good thing did happen yesterday. Dylan had a playdate! One of the mom's from the Mom's Club I belong to came over with her daughter who is 3 months older than Dylan, and her son, who is 3, I believe. It was amazing! Dylan has been around this little girl a few other times, but always in groups, and he never paid any attention to her at all. Yesterday, he decided he LOVES her. The looks my little flirt was giving her! Then he walked over and hugged her! This, from a kid who, at least up to this point, was never affectionate. He hugged her again, and again, and then with such force he knocked the poor kid over. "Okay, Whoa, Mister Love, calm yourself down a bit. I know she's pretty and hip with that princess backpack, but chill". At one point, the other mom and I were talking and realized the kids were no longer in the room. Yikes! We found the 3 of them in the kitchen, sitting spread out on the floor, rolling a ball to each other. They had initiated and were playing a game together - amazing! It was then that I realized I have got to get this kid around some other children more often. He is social, and I definately want to encourage that quality.

So, we have another playdate planned with his 2nd cousins tomorrow. Another older woman - I hope he can control himself. She is related, after all.


Pam said...

Glad you had someone to talk you down...we all need that. Sounds like Dylan had fun at his playdate!

JCK said...

Playdates are the best! Especially for the moms.

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

Hmm, playdate. Playdate? Yes, playdate. Please?

Jonny's Mommy said...

My son is a bit of flirt too. But he expects to be kissed -- as I've mentioned before -- not do the kissing. *sigh*

Playdates are great though and we need more of them.

Also, you've been tagged for a meme at http://notesfromsmalltown.wordpress.com/

Kellan said...

How cute - Dylan is in love! My Little Billy has always loved girls - you better watch out for the cutie! Have a good day Jen - see you later. Kellan

Jen said...

Pam, Yea, that, or a good old screamfest.

Jck, No! They're for Dylan, really! (Okay, okay, you got me). Adult conversation, please!

BBM, Hey, I tried. It's your turn. If you think Alexis can handle my flirtatious son.

Jonny's mommy, Oh, you wait!

Kellan, My cousin, who lived with my parents for a while, once had 3 girls show up at our door at the same time. He played it ever so cool, and when they left I asked who they were, and he said "I don't even know"! Is that in our future?

Shellie said...

How fun to have a play date. You're lucky he's so social, go with it! I liked the beginning of your rant, you'll have to use it again someday.

Burgh Baby's Mom said...

I'll email you. I wish the stupid weather would hurry up and change so we could something outdoors.