This morning, I worked in the nursery at church. Doing so give me the opportunity to watch Sam interact with a larger group of kids than he normally does. I've noticed a few things over the months I've been working in there but here are a few that really stood out today:
Sam is completely content to play by himself, even when there are multiple other kids in the room. He's busy...loading and unloading things usually.
He is more verbal than I thought.
He's a little bit of a bully. (And he's not bully-sized).
Let me expound on that last one a little. It's very natural or kids this age to
Well, in the nursery group today, my kid was the bully. I didn't notice many instances where the other kids were taking toys away from each other, but my kid? When he did decide to leave his loading and unloading mission, my kid was taking toys from just about everyone.
And the thing is, he's not a beefy kid. He's not bully-sized. I made the comment to the other nursery worker, as I was noticing that Sam looked like a bully-in-training, that he's just gonna end up getting his tail kicked if he doesn't cut it out.
Bully behavior - Bully size = Getting your tail kicked
In all honesty, this little kid just gets sweeter every day. Recently he has started giving us "loves" (hugs) without us asking. That may sound like no big deal, but it IS a big deal! He's starting to express tenderness and care for us. It just warms my heart.
Bob hasn't been feeling well recently and was laying on the couch tonight. Sam went over to Bob's head 3 or 4 times and layed his head down too. That's how he gives "loves"...leans his sweet little head down, or into your should. I love it!