Tuesday, May 19, 2009


Last week, on Wednesday afternoon, I took Dylan to the playground. We were the only people there. Dylan said, "No kids? You play with me, Mommy!" We went down the slide a few times, then pretended the climbing wall was a huge mountain. After we made it to the top, I said, "Well, what can we see from the top of this big mountain?" He giggled, and we started naming things we could see. That went on for quite a while, but suddenly he got very quiet. He put his hand on my arm and said, "Mommy, we need friends".

Um...Ouch!? The frantic plea for a play date went out the next day!

On Friday, he had a play date with three boys, ages 2 1/2, 1 1/2, and 6 months. Wow! Chaos reigned, but have you ever noticed how insanity causing chaos for one person becomes hilarity causing chaos when shared? There was a lot of laughter. There also was a hat thrown into dirty pool water, sand just about everywhere but in the sandbox, goldfish crackers eaten off the ground, and sippy cups stolen and "shared".

One kid fell off a bench, one got stuck in an overturned car, one removed his pants, one gave the baby a very large rock to play with, one ate a mysterious brown substance.

But, we were with friends and even at age 2 1/2, my kid realizes that "we need friends". As we left, he excitedly remarked, "We had fun with our friends!", and of course, he was right.


The Girls' Mommy said...

Yeh, we have a lot of that hilarity :) There are occasions when I've had a BIT too much of it, but I make myself sit back and appreciate the uncontrollable giggles (that's just before I separate them all into timeouts...)

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

What a smart kid. Playdates are good for kids and moms alike.

Lisa (Jonny's Mommy) said...

Did he really say that?! Oh man! he is so smart! I swear.

Jonathan and I were at the park one day and I felt like saying that because really he had no one to play with. I don't even know who to call around here for a playdate. My friend whose son is closest in age to Jonathan lives about an hour away. We do playdates some, but usually we can't seem to find the time to get together.

I'm going to have to look harder for some playmates for my little guy. He does interact with children at the sitters. It isn't as if he doesn't have any social interaction with children his age (which is one reason I'm glad he's able to go here, even though I sometimes want to be home with him).

Um...sorry for the rambling. I do that you know. "Boondock Ramblings" and all that jazz. I'm glad you all had fun!

Burgh Baby said...

That's how this whole sister thing started. I kid you not, Alexis used to say "I need my friends" when we went to a playground or anywhere fun. Then Zoe just HAD to go and get a sister, and now Alexis thinks she needs one, too. GAH!

PSU Mom said...

Too cute! And that many boys? Props to your sanity!