Wednesday, April 28, 2010
Last night, he was invited to a birthday party at the wretched Chuck E. Cheese. And the invitation was extended to only him. It is his friend and the first invitation he's had that was not for a cousin or included his sisters. After school, we dropped off his cousins and sisters and headed back out on the road. He was definitely perplexed and assumed the worst. As we drove down the street, I explained to him that I needed to talk to him about something I didn't want his cousins or sisters to know. Immediately, he teared up and said he was super good in school and didn't know why he was in trouble. Once I told him about the party invitation, he could barely contain himself. He picked out the gift he wanted to get his friend, found a card and purchased it all by himself....beaming with pride the entire time. When we got back home, he found his perfect outfit, sat down at the breakfast bar and began his homework. When his cousin asked what was going on, he explained:
"I'm going to a birthday party for my friend and as much as I'd like for you to come, he's my friend and invited me. Sometimes I just gotta do boy things, but I'll try to bring you home some cake."
This brought a tear to my eye. He's so sweet and sensitive...and the last thing he wanted was to hurt his cousin's feeling because he got to do something she didn't. Her response was just as sweet.
It's amazing to me how the last few weeks have been so terrible in terms of his behavior and with one individual invitation, he found his sweet self again.
Posted by Renee at 9:43 AM