|Today at the park, Xavi HAD to bring his book to the park with him on the bike...didn't I say he was hooked? |
He did drop it right in the sandbox and proceed to smash a little girl's sandcastle, so if you were worried...don't be!
|Playing with dad at a birthday party last weekend...|
Xavi goes to the park every day (Pines Park)...it's just a mile and a half up the road from us and Debbie walks him there in the stroller everyday and I get to take him all the other times (unless we go to the beach or to the North Beach trail for a run and play). We pack our basket with snacks, water, sand toys, and a ball. Xavi picks what we do and it usually starts with a LOT of staring. He watches kids so intently...studying them. And he isn't really intimidated by anyone...even the big boys. They were playing ball and Xavi watched from close by. THEN yelled "BOOM" as loud as he could when one of them kicked the ball...it was funny. That's my boy...he'll be yelling "BOOM" someday when he scores his first goal. And I'm pretty sure I'll be crying...stupid mom :) He stands his ground when someone tries to take his toys...boy oh boy, kids are so grabby???!? And so selfish...MINE!!!! Is this a learned behavior? or innate? It sure seems like they all have it to some degree...some are way meaner than others. But I am always close at hand to step in and help referree...usually just making sure to hand an extra toy to the loser. I mean they can't settle this themselves at this age, can they? I guess I also don't want any "mean" kid stealing my "baby's" innocence before it is time...like 21? hahaha