We often have our friends Dinee and Tay, and their girls Libby and Addie, over for dinner and to play games or watch movies. Yesterday we let the kids run wild as the grown-ups played Mah Jong. Jake has reached the age where he really wants to be in with the grown-ups and participating in whatever game or show we have going on. After a couple of games where he was on my team I told him he could stay and watch if he was quiet. He sat down in the corner under the counter and Addie (who is very fond of laps, according to her mother) just climbed right on in his lap and snuggled up.
Jake was thrilled that Addie picked him to be her buddy.
So without any prompting from the grown-ups he took her into the front room and turned on a show and started settling her down because she was so tired.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, that boy of mine can be pretty sweet when he wants to...