Monday, April 23, 2012

Insta friends ie personal space is over-rated

I had an old roommate of mine drop in the other day. Her oldest, known as "G" on her blog, stole my heart the last time they visited. (I may have bribed him into liking me back by letting him keep some batman jammies, complete with a velcro cape). He's seriously the most polite little guy ever. Her daughter's spunk, makes me consider her a kindred spirit in the making for sure. And her new little baby makes me want to cave in on our "operation wait a bit longer than 2 years this time"  baby plan (almost). I think, when you love people, their kids just get a little spot in your heart too. Automatically.

Our two trampoline back yard, re-won G over pretty quick and him and McKye started jumping like old pals (by which I mean minimal McKye out-of-control-ness).

After a nice visit, McKye wanted to show G something on the iPhone, while G's mom loaded up his sister and baby brother into the van.

They were so cute I ran for my camera.

Their little foreheads touching just made me think, awwww to be a kid and be able to feel that comfortable with someone so quickly! To not be held hostage by reservations born of insecurities and deep-seated fear of rejection. Adults just take so long---
to open up, to share and to trust.

Then not too long after McKye wanted to make sure I got the message and again snuggled up to a little friend. Once again sending me running for the camera.

This time he pushed it a little far. She was sweet about it.

I guess personal space does have it place.

Although, I'm pretty sure we all could use a few more hugs, and shoulders to lean on, too.

So often when my kids are upset,
they just need a hug. 
I'm gonna try it next time.

Made me think of this talk:

Please be careful of becoming so immersed and engrossed in pixels, texting, earbuds, twittering, online social networking, and potentially addictive uses of media and the Internet that you fail to recognize the importance of your physical body and miss the richness of person-to-person communication.


Liesel said...Best Blogger Tips

They are so cute together. G was asking the very next morning when we can go back.