The one thing that really lets me witness how far my child has come from the sleepy little bundle we brought home nearly four years ago to the ball of energy he is today is how he interacts with other children. I wish I could be invisible for just an hour while he plays with his friends because it is so hilarious to witness preschoolers socialize.
Last week, Kellan's class took a trip to a nearby park and I tagged along as a chaperone. Some kids play together right away, but some do their own thing. After a while, everyone gets together to join in one game or activity. Then they break off again into little groups or some go off on their own.
I love how preschoolers sometimes sound like mini versions of their parents or teachers, saying things like "keep your hands to yourself" or "that can be dangerous." But what I really like to hear is the conversations kids have when they are just hanging out. I overheard Kellan telling a classmate that spiders are our friends and that lead to a discussion about other bugs. My little baby is growing up and I'm getting more insight into what he's thinking. How cool is that?