Logan was in a soft play centre today, I’m making the most of the little time he has left before it’s weekends only when he’s in full time school. Weekends only ha, like I ever take my kids to soft play at weekends!!
So after running around for 15 minutes or so like a loon he latched onto a couple of boys, one younger and one older. I didn’t really take much notice at first, I could hear him roaring at them which is his usual play/interaction with peers (he’s 4…this is normal I’m told.) I was taking advantage of not having Bella with us meaning my helicopter blades could stay firmly in my bag as I didn’t have to hover over her the whole time. I kept spotting him running around with them laughing his head off and was glad, he struggles with shyness and anxiety so seeing him play like this was lovely. Until that is the older boy came to complain about him to his mum who was sitting close by. I didn’t hear what he was saying but there was a lot of finger pointing to a totally oblivious Logan who was obviously still in full Batman character waiting to play.
Logan continued to chase them around with not a trace of understanding that his presence was unwanted. They then spent the rest of the playtime trying to hide from him and my heart felt sad for his innocence. The older boy pushed toddlers out of his wake trying to escape my son, in all honesty I’ve never wanted to punch a child before yet this one could have easily got a jab as he ran past. Don’t worry he didn’t, put the phone to social services down please.
B can be rambunctious and doesn’t tend to let things drop so they probably got bored with him, he’s a four year old in a 6 year old’s body who probably acts more like a 3 year old. Logan had fun, bags of it but this “Mean Boy” behaviour unsettled me, I thought it was only girls who acted like this, most of the boys at nursery would just say “Go away” and that’s it done with. This behaviour takes much more sophisticated thinking than he is capable of right now.
Ah well just another worry for his future time at school eh!
I just have to remind myself that he had a blast, screw them! Not mature but hey ho I’m a mother not Mother Teresa.
Watching – Damages series 5, I will watch other shows soon