Chelsea reported that Harrison met a new friend at the park yesterday. When I picked him up from Finny’s house Harrison informed me of her name, but, only after some prompting.
…and the angels sang.
He apparently followed her lead with the enthusiasm of a hungry, lost puppy.
Zoe: “Wanna go on the slide?”
Zoe: “Wanna go to the swings?”
Harrison: “YES! YEAH! SWINGS!”
During the traffic-ridden drive home from Finny’s house I was bombarded with sudden bursts of memories of the day.
Harrison: big smile – the kind that has been historically only reserved for Aunt Kylies
Me: “Is that your new friend’s name?”
Me: “Is she nice?”
Harrison: shy smirk “yuh.”
Me: “What was she wearing?” – trying to elevate our conversation out of the typical yes-and-no-answer banter.
Harrison: “A jacket”
Me: “Did she have a hat on?”
Me: having seen the photo from yesterday I knew better – “Are you sure?”
Harrison: “A hood.”
Me: “Yes! A hood! She had a hood on!” – I take my victories where I can get them.
Me: “Zoe! That’s right…” UGH! Let’s be honest – how long can you make small-talk about a toddler-relationship.
Harrison: “ZOOOOOEEEEE – play!”
Harrison – dude, come now… let’s attempt to implement what we’ve been working on at home. What? You think that all that talk about “practice patience”, “let’s be calm”, “chill out” is about US keeping OUR sanity? NO NO – these are life lessons my boy… Lessons that will lead to success in life, career and let’s be honest – most importantly – with the ladies.
Listen up! I may be a girl… but, I landed a pretty amazing life-partner.
You may want to start taking notes.
Listening: Deer Tick