Friday, June 12, 2009
At four and a HALF, the little man seems to find sharing fun again. He love, love, loved it for the first few years of his life. As do most tiny tots. Its fun to show people what you have!! Then he made friends with a tyke that had an amazing grab and run scheme (like, run all the way across a field) and that pretty much ruined sharing for a while ;) He's returned to his position of consummate host this year. And, honestly, its occasionally a little over the top....
Like when we hung out with some fellow unshcoolers, before P's journey. The little man was hot to try out his remote control land/water vehicle in the park, but was worried our little friend (only a mere 2 and a HALF:) would have trouble with the toy. So he packed a smaller, hand driven version for L and away we went.
I was less worried about our wee friend, more about P's ability to share such a new toy. Silly Mama ;) Though he much preferred L's Mama to drive the machine, he sweetly tried to show L how to handle the controller. The long grass was more than the short wheels could handle, and the jumpy starts formed a theory in P's brain: the car liked P best :) There was some superstitious rite that went along with success too, but my memory fails me and the little man is asleep....
We eventually wandered down to the dog pond, since the boys were greatly interested to test exactly how waterproof the machine really was. P relinquished the controller to me and watched from his perch in the water as the car explored the shallows . It was only a short time until P was splashing around, retrieving the floating vehicle, testing his shoes waterproofness :) He landed a nasty rash from this little exploit. Yuck!
Soaked through and joined by rain, we all headed to chateau Schult. for a little playtime. P welcomed his friends with open arms, dragging out every piece of candy he could find - to shove in their faces. Host on speed, if you will. He was happy to have little L play with anything, anything he wanted... until that shadow crossed over the little man's face and his people cup was overflowing. I've seen it happen twice since then. Host with the most, use any toy you like, eat my food, can I get you some water - and then Bam. Don't let the door hit you on the way out :) Ah, well..... He is only four. And a Half :)
Posted by Jac