Yesterday the whole family went into a picnic with new friends. We have met them from my son's preschool. We dont know this famimly much yet but we are starting to. And thats by spending time with them.
The mother is so sweet and like me struggling with being a mother far from home. She is Italian and in here struggling with the language barrier too. The father is working and the son is a shy boy.
My son is s few months older than theirs but they are the same age. Surprisingly we found out that they have the same birthdate> 19. Simple things that they have in common and we celebrate them!
As their son is so shy he is at first just playing by himself. Then my son would call him and talk to him. He is a bit distant I think because like my son he is an only child. Prior to attending pre-school my son is very very shy to. He wont go and play unless I am there and he is territorial with his toys. He doesnt also know how to share. But it slowly changed and now I am so happy that he is reaching out to be friends with another kid. I am so proud of that moment.
It took time but they eventually started playing together. Cooking pasta using sand and water from the sea. I think that the parents of that boy also enjoyed that moment. We parents just sat there watching them play together, content.
Where have my tantrumy boy gone and who is this mature little guy who is reaching out?
Needless to say I am so proud of him.
Going home Im really happy that my son finally have some friends! He has been alone and having friends is like having a sibling for him. Then I also realized that maybe just maybe through my son I have found a new friend too.
*I do have photos of them together but I havent had a chance to ask permission from the other family. Here is my son enjoying the sunny weather and the cold water from the Marina Lake.