We had our weekly hang out day with our local homeschooling group on Tuesday this week. It was a smaller turn out thank usual thanks to a cold and a stomach flu that are making the rounds, but still lots of fun. Thanks to the sick peeps for keeping their germs at home too! We DO appreciate it, though we missed you.
Amidst the fun of the day, big kids playing capture the flag, nerf gun fights, and cupcakes to celebrate a birthday, Nate could be found in a big kid's shadow and it was not his brother's. Nate spent the entire three hours we were there following Griffin, who is a teen, around. It all started because Griffin was kind enough to get an extra Nerf gun for Nate to use and therefore (without knowing it) he won Nate's affection and adoration for the remainder of the day.
It's one of the many things I love about homeschooling. The whole "Socialization" argument? Yeah, it doesn't hold water. this wonderful exchange would never happen in a traditional school setting, and my kids wouldn't have the benefit of friendships with such a variety of amazing kids. More on that another time though....there is a hungry baby around these parts!