be careful what you wish for…

…’Cause you just might get it all!  Turns out that there is a little boy on our block that is a few months younger than Seth.  They seem to be at about the same developmental age and he’s been coming over and playing this week.  This newly forming friendship has brought to my attention the fact that Seth has not been taught much about being a friend.

It has always amazed me how Seth can jump around and make noises and verbalize the imaginary script that is constantly running through his brain, while absorbing every single bit of information around him.  He can literally regurgitate every word that you’ve said to him while he was in the process of acting out his imagination.

Unfortunately, the information that he is able to absorb does not include anything to do with human interactions.  He has no clue what is or isn’t appropriate when it comes to socializing and since he’s managed to live 9 1/2 years without a true friend, you could say that his friendship skills leave a little to be desired.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m extremely grateful for the fact that there is a boy who wants to be my son’s friend.  But I can honestly say that taking on the job of Dan Miragliotta (look him up) has never been on my list of life aspirations.  Looks like I’ve got my work cut out for me.

New prayer: Please God, don’t let Seth scare away the new kid.  Amen.

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