Big kids are mean
Wednesday, January 22, 2014
Big kids can be mean! We play at a few playgrounds and indoor play spaces and Mo is always drawn to the big kids. It's no surprise to me that he especially favors the kids that are the same age Max would be. It also makes my heart sink a little. He always toddles over to them with a big smile on his face. Once in a while, they are welcoming, think he's cute, and let him play. Most of the time though, they give him a dirty look, and push him away. What's up with that? I guess I would understand better if I had a three and a half year old myself. I would know that they aren't always that nice. They are just learning to share and play well with others. Luckily Mo doesn't mind. He can't understand what they are saying anyway and he is used to getting pushed out of the way by our dogs - he just pushes right back. But I feel bad. Whenever I see him run up to a little three year old kid, I can't help but think, "You should have a playmate this age at home all of the time little buddy." Naturally, I want to see what that would be like. Plus, we mostly go play outside of our home so that Mo can have the opportunity to play with other kids. But, most of the time what I see is that big kids can be mean and that Mo ends up entertaining himself. I guess Mo will probably be like that too one day (hopefully, a quick lived phase)!
Mo playing by himself at our favorite indoor playground. He ALWAYS goes for this shopping cart! And if you don't believe me, here he is again: