Play dates are Great, but I am tired!
We had a very busy week this week and capped it off with double-decker play dates today! This morning my dear friend Erin (we taught together in the early years at West Shore) brought her 2 little ones over to play with Kennedy. "T" is a 4-year old boy and "I" is a 2-year old girl. Kennedy was unsure at the beginning and hid her face and herself from our guests. She warmed up after we went downstairs to the playroom. She loved "T's" energy and enthusiasm, and seemed entertained by "I". They played with every toy downstairs and then transitioned well for some outdoor fun! I had thought ahead and blown up the spare round pool in addition to the princess castle. The kids frolicked, swam and at munchkins (quite a treat). They then came inside for a light lunch and a little more play. By that time, it was already time to pick Miss Molly up from school. Kennedy seems to really love other kids, and she is definitely around them a lot, but it makes her nervous. I'm not sure if it's sensory overload, but it might be. She definitely seemed to handle things better when she was expelling energy in a rough and playful kind of way. The more she and "T" splashed, bounced, and ran around - the happier and more comfortable she became!
My kids were wiped, as was I. They played a little IPad, played with a few toys and were off to bed, hopefully to sleep through the night! It was another wonderful day, to cap off a wonderful week!