Playdates: The Good, The Bad, and The Monkey

We had a playdate yesterday at our house yesterday with another mom and a boy that is 6 months older than Boo.  At this point, Boo is not really playing with other kids.  They just walk around, checking out the surroundings and occasionally trying to play with the same toy.  After a while of playing, the boys needed a snack.  That is when things began to decline…

The other boy finished his snack before Boo and started carrying around Boo’s new monkey while Boo was still in his seat eating.  Boo totally freaked out and started pointing at him and screaming at the top of his lungs.  I was really surprised because he has never shown any protectiveness over his toys.  He usually doesn’t even care if you take something right out of his hands.

Well, the other boy seemed unfazed by Boo’s meltdown and continued to carry the monkey around the kitchen.  I tried to show Boo all of the other monkeys we own, but he was undeterred.  The other mom finally wrestled the monkey away from the boy and gave it back to Boo.  Boo didn’t let go of it the whole rest of the time they were here and he wouldn’t wave goodbye when they left.

Then this morning we had another playdate scheduled.  Yes, I know this kid has a busy social life – that’s why he has his own GooCal!  Our playdate this morning was at Jungle Java.  I had never been there before, but had been meaning to check it out.  The place is HUGE.  It is sized for adults too, so you can accompany your kids all the way through the play structures and down the slides – so cool!  If they had a ball pit, I might have never left.

It only cost us $3 to get in because of Boo’s age.  The other mom and boy we met there are some new friends, so it was nice to get to know them as well as play.  Boo was a bit timid at first, but he warmed up pretty quickly and even went down the slide several times (with monkey of course).


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