My kid, I tell you, he knows no stranger...which is a good and bad thing, I suppose.
This afternoon we were at a cookout of some good friends of ours. Jeff's (the host) sister, Rachel, was there. Gage has probably met her once before but didn't know her name or anything. We played for quite a while, Gage ate dinner and played ball with Daddy. When he decided he was tired, he told me he was going to go in and dream, or pretend to be asleep. He went in the house for a few minutes., then promptly came back out and asked the 1st girl he saw, Rachel, if she would like to snuggle with him.....it was pretty much the funniest thing I've ever heard. I'm sure she was caught a little off guard and I told him that we didn't ask people we didn't know to snuggle with us. He wasn't deterred and asked again a few minutes later. She said she'd love to and they went inside and snuggled under a blanket while he told her all sorts of stories.
I went in a few minutes later and he was singing to her. I asked if he even knew her name. He said 'No.' I told him that before he asked someone to snuggle with him, he should at least know her name. He proceeded to say 'What is your name?' When she said 'Rachel', he replied, 'You are snuggling with me and my name is Gage!' He looked up at me- very proud of himself.
So gentlemen, the take away lesson- always ask a girl her name before asking her to snuggle and it is still probably only cute if you're 3.
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