Ez got invited to his first solo (without his big sister) birthday party on Saturday, he came back with a party bag, cake, a balloon and stories of how much fun he had.
At Ezra’s request, Jon took him to the party and when the Bear had calmed down and was tucking into his cake, I asked Jon how it went.
Ez seemed shy and a bit lost, as far as his Dad could see, he went on the bouncy castle for a bit but then wouldn’t go back on and just ‘tiger roared’ at the kids from a distance.
Jon said he spent more time playing off on his own away from everyone else, even though the party was full of friends he knows from Preschool.
Jon and I are both introverts, and we expected that at least one of the kids would be too (Annie has enough confidence for the 4 of us so we don’t have to worry about her!), but it still made me feel a bit sad for the Bear.
I think it’s too early to label Ez Bear an introvert, he is only three and a half, and has only been at preschool for 4 months. He still has things to learn about interacting with other kiddos, he could have just been shy, but I will be reading up on introverted children and making sure that, if he is like his dad and me, we’re raising him the way he needs us too.
Introverted or not, he loved his tiger facepaint and helium balloon. He wore the paint to bed and when we tried to wash it off at lunchtime on Sunday he was left with a beautiful fake tan effect.
What did you get up to over the weekend?
Are you, or your children, introverts?
If so, do you have any advice?