Monday, November 29, 2010
So, James David had a playdate today! (Not his first, but the first one I'm telling you about! lol). My best friend Sam has a son, Jerrod, 3 weeks younger than James David and we have been going to "play" with them some days. Today however, is the first time they actually paid attention to each other with out screaming. James David thought Jerrod was the coolest thing since sliced bread. He wanted to get at him SO badly. He kept bouncin, smiling, and throwing his arms around (hitting me in the face) he was so excited! Sadly, at this point Jerrod was exhausted and wanted nothing to do with James David. He just stared at him. Every time James David reached out to touch him, Jerrod jerked his hand back. He did not want to be touched. So they just stared at each other. (I swear they were telecommunicating.)
They may not be able to do much now, but I know they are going to grow up to be best friends. They will be mischievous together and get into a ton of trouble just like all little boys do. I am so glad that James David has a friend like Jerrod to grow up with. Someone who is going to know him from day one. Someone who will see him for who he is instead of his diagnosis. And as an added bonus Jerrod is going to be a huge kid so he can beat up anybody who picks on James David ;) Now we just have to figure out how to get them in the same grade... I'm sure we'll figure something out!