Thursday, September 11, 2014

His own social life


Tomorrow evening, Biscuit's school is having Parents' Night Out. And Biscuit is SO excited about going.

We got a letter about it Monday, and I read it to Biscuit. Before I could even finish reading, he said, "Mom, can I go?"

The PTA is holding the event to raise money for the fifth-grade trip to Washington. We'll drop off our boy at 5:30 p.m. and pick him up at 8 p.m. For $7, the kids get two slices of pizza and a juice box, then they show them a movie.

It won't really be a parents' night out for Jeff and me because Jeff won't be home by 5:30. But I still have a gift card from a fancy kitchen store that I got for my birthday ... in July! So I might just do a little shopping.

When Biscuit said he wanted to go, I said, "You know this isn't a class event, right? You might not know anyone there."

"That's okay, Mom," Biscuit said.

I wasn't trying to scare him, but I wanted to make sure he knew that there might not be people there that he knew. "Well who will you talk to if you don't know anybody there?" I asked him.

"Mom," Biscuit said in his most condescending voice. "On the first day of school, I was pretty shy, and I didn't talk to anybody. But on the second day, BOOM! I just started talking to people. I realized that if you just start talking to people, then BOOM! you'll make new friends."

I'm very proud of his independence (although I could do with the BOOM exclamations). I guess he's just excited because this is his first social event without Jeff and me. And Lord knows I hope he has a good time. If I had to put money on it, I would be that he'll love the pizza and be so wrapped up in the movie that it won't matter if he's the only one there!

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