Friday 12th May 2017
At 5:15pm Kingsley’s invited across the hall to Fīvos’ place which is packed with games and toys including a mini pinball machine. His mum, the excellent Louisa, calls me insude as well and we all enjoy a new sensation: Kingsley playing calmly and in unison with his mate. What a difference one year makes.
I now see why my friend Julie B confessed that the age of 3 was her favouite age for son Oliver. I’ve come to the same conclusion recently (didn’t before; I considered 2 year olds a delight in their rudimemtary abilities of speech and moreover 3 year olds far too cocky) if only because my anxiety levels cease being aroused each time Kingsley is on a play date or at a playground with other kids or we pay others a visit at their home.
Yes, the relative calmness of three year old Kingsley, his measured curiosity, his want to please others and gracious acceptance of instruction make his company a desired thing for all.
As such I have no hesitation in taking Kingsley anywhere these days be it museum, beach, adventure, town square, archaeological site, friend’s home. Here is our day…