The first time I saw these two really together (besides pick-up- which happens in the blink of an eye, honestly) was at Charlie’s birthday party. The two sat next to one another and when Tiger wanted to get his BF’s attention he didn’t say his name, speak in a loud voice, poke or nudge him, etc. He simply brushed his hand across his friend back which prompted his friend to turn and make eye contact. They both smiled so lovingly at one another and then Tiger told him about the “color” he liked (they were at an art studio). It’s so sweet to see a reciprocal friendship bloom, not out of need, convenience or necessity, but out of the sheer joy of being true friends.
We’ve heard about a few different friends in Tiger’s Casa. However, when he speaks of his BF, it usually ends followed by either of these three things: 1. “I love him.” 2. “He doesn’t hit me.” (A good characteristic of a friend, I think!) 3. “My best.”
We headed to Como Zoo and Conservatory after pick-up. It’s about 25-minutes from the boys school. We brown bagged our lunches and briefly ate in front of the fountain (we were gently told that there is no food allowed in the actual gardens, but you can eat in the main section). After visiting the gardens we even made it outside to the primate building to monkey around a bit.
What I loved so much was that this, like our last play date, was really low-key. In the picture above, Amy and I feverishly searched for change so the boys could “make a wish” at the fountain. I never carry cash anymore– thank goodness we had both actually had change.