We went to the pool today. It was great fun.
And the most children of Mac’s own age that he’s ever seen in one place.
Boy, was he interested.
He’s a pretty friendly kid.
Ok. He’s a complete ham.
With adults and children of all ages.
Could he have a future in Hollywood?
Don’t worry. I’m not THAT delusional.
I am however, insane enough to be obsessing over our daily routine and my parenting after our visit to the pool.
Mac really wanted to interact with the younger kids. But he doesn’t have much chance to hang out with kids his age. He’s frequently with Momster or his Father or his much older cousins.
We have plenty of friends with children. Unfortunately, since they all have children, and a lot of my mom friends work outside the home, our schedules don’t mesh that well. The same for the children that live on our block. We see one another in passing but there aren’t “play dates” yet or anything of that nature. . .
And up until this afternoon, I didn’t think Mac needed too much of that. But after seeing him take such a keen interest in all of his teensy SPF shirt and sunscreen sporting peers, I’m having doubts.
Are my doubts justified? I’m pretty sure when I was 14 months old my Mother wasn’t worried about “play dates.” Is there a standard level of “socialization” a 14 month-old should have? That makes him sound like a puppy doesn’t it?
He was very nice to the other children and shared his pool toys and their pool toys nicely and I’d like to keep it that way. I don’t want to be dragging a 26 month old maladjusted bully to the same pool next summer.
Any other Moms have thoughts on this one? Am I just being the same freaky ding dong that was convinced yesterday I had sleep apnea? (PS According to WebMD and Wikipedia, I most definitely do not – whew.) Should I be looking for more “friends” for Mac? Especially when I don’t need a too many more friends for myself, I am already desperately out of touch with the awesome ones I love so much.
PS If I might, I’d like to make a preemptive comment response: If anyone dares to suggest I start a damned playgroup, you can pound muthereffing sand. No way. Not for a 14 month-old.
Give it up.
Seriously. Not happening.
Although, I’ve always wanted to start a supper club. . .
And could we have a kid-friendly supper club a few times a year?
This is crap.
I’m going to bed before I convince myself this is the greatest idea EVER.
It’s not that bad. . .You have to give me that much. . .Kids cooking with adults and other kids. . .sitting down at a communal table. . .Enjoying good food and good company. . .It probably imparts something wonderful in their early childhood development which will keep them from sitting in a dark room, in front of a computer, alternately swilling wine and iced tea when they become adults. . .