Sunday, April 19, 2009
After a loooong winter of peer discontentment, P is back in the game. He's accepting play dates and birthday invites. He's happy to see his friends again. (This follows the pattern laid in the last two years: P is tight with his friends. P travels to peerless Kansas and returns to NY rejecting all play dates (I think he gets out of practice and questions the point, but I could be wrong). Months of nothing follow until the seasons change and he slowly reintegrates. P becomes tight with his friends. P travels to Kansas... )
Desmond and Nini's 5th birthday party was fortunate enough to fall inside this grace period :) The party was fabulous fun filled with balloons and great friends. To top off the already amazing train cake there was even a, gasp, pinata! P was sooo psyched. Then he heard there would be blindfolding involved and swiftly removed himself from the ranks. "But Mama, if I can't see where I'm swinging I might hit myself in my head!" Hee-hee - so practical, this kid. Here he is, watching from the back:
After a round of rowdy hits everyone went blindfold free and P reinserted himself into the fray. When the pinata finally broke, the more knowledgeable kids scrambled along the floor while P and one of his friends each politely grabbed a singular item and proclaimed their excitement :) I told P it was a free for all and he did what he does best, scavenged. Even once the other kids had lost interest, P continued to comb the floor for lost suckers and dinosaurs :)
True to form, he finally became comfortable with the other kids as closing time neared and was pumped to play with them again once we left....
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