James and I both like to think of ourselves as social people but Seamus has us beat by a mile. He never went through that stage where he was afraid of strangers and only wanted Mommy. Put him in a group of people he's never seen and he just shines.
This weekend, he was in heaven. We started at Lilly's birthday party on Saturday morning. As soon as we walked in, he was off like a shot, playing with all the kids. It was about 95 degrees and everybody was swimming in the kiddie pools (which are full of bacteria and not good for CF kids) but he had fun in the sprinkler and running around. He also had to stay out of the sandbox, for the same reasons, but he really was good and listened to us. We had to tear him away after the pinata before he melted into a puddle (CF kids also sweat more).
After a little nap, we got ready for another party to celebrate with our friend, Jenn, who just finished her PhD. There were lots of kids there too, as well as a DJ and dancing. Well, that was all Seamus needed. We didn't see him for the whole evening, except from across the room. Every once in awhile, he would look our way and give us a little wave. He loves the older ladies, but usually they are only a few years older. On Saturday, he was hanging out with the 30 year old ladies and putting on some serious dance moves. I even found a lipstick mark on his face and it wasn't my color.
Then on Sunday, I told him we were going to another party. ("That will be 3", he said.) Seamus' friend Neve was having a picnic at a park with an awesome playground. Again, it was about 95 degrees but that couldn't stop him. There was more kids, squirt guns. and another pinata but that playground was the best thing ever. It was huge and at one point we lost sight of him for a minute. We found him over at another picnic at the next pavillion. I'm telling you that kid loves people. (At some point soon, we're going to have to deal with stranger danger)
Needless to say, he slept pretty good last night.