Sunday, February 11, 2007

A good friendship blossoming...

Yesterday, Erik went for his first ever playdate at someone else's house, aged 7.5 years old.

I think we were all a bit tense about it yesterday morning because several skirmishes broke out, especially between Erik and Luey. Luey was feeling a bit like he was missing out too, and we kept telling him that he could also invite a friend home from school one day, to which his response was that we should immediately call Liam and have him come over, but I already knew Liam wouldn't be home to call...

At 1pm, Erik's friends mum came over to pick him up. The agreement was that she would bring Erik back at 5pm.

After they left, Dave organised to take Luey out shopping with him, and Bryn and I pottered around the house. I tried to get some knitting done, but my mind kept wandering to what Erik might be doing, how he was coping. I was sure he was having a ball, but I'm ashamed to admit I was very concerned that he might be wreaking havoc "over there". I kept half expecting a call from M, C's mum, saying she was bringing Erik home early, but no, the hours ticked by...

At about 4.30pm I did get a call, to ask if Erik could stay until 5.30pm. Yes, he could. Dave and Luey came home and a little while later M brought Erik home and I got to meet C and his big brother R as well.

It turns out Erik was extremely well behaved and very polite!!! Yay! for him! He and the other boys had a ball. Played Yugio dueling cards, bounced on the trampoline, playing on C and R's X-Cube (we don't have any tv or computer games here, so Erik was VERY impressed at having a go at the boys' one)...

Erik wanted to go back today, hahaha, but of course that wasn't going to happen, and next weekend C''s family is very busy with market stalls, so the plan is for another visit in a fortnight. We will also invite C over here, of course (though we don't have a much cool stuff here, apparently, LOL, according to Erik)... M was saying during the school holidays she and snother friend take their kids to a rollerblading rink locally, and she would be very happy to take Erik along, so yay! for that too!

Again, I got a very calm energy of C and his brother, and around them Erik is excited but in a contained sort of way, which is lovely to see! It's a side of him only Dave and I have seen mostly at home... Erik seems so much more emotionally mature around C, and I love seeing it!

Ok, so onto something else... Below you can see the new stroller I bought for Bryn, and in this picture, he's just climbed into it and is telling me he wants to go out, LOL...



3 comments:

HipbubbyMama said...

Awww..how sweet is that, Luey wanting Liam to come over! We'll have to organise a play date soon :)

Glad Erik had fun!

Bin said...

Sounds like the beginnings of a great friendship for Erik :) Glad it went well for you all...

katef said...

Oh I have to say the thought of 'play dates' sounds a bit scary for the Mum! But I am so glad it all went well!

Teenagers and the failing parent...