Other than having my good friend Emily and her son Quinn over to our house for playtime, we have only been to one play date. It was held at a library that has a fantastic children's area. I'm talking not just books, but tables with train sets, shopping carts, little tables and chairs, lots of stuff to climb on/in/around, and more. It was great. Riley spent the first 5 minutes laying face down on the ground anytime someone got close or looked at him...and then he pooped his pants (nice first impression, fella). But after he got ALL of that out of his system, it was game on. He did a great job. Didn't really play WITH any of the other kids, but didn't attack any of them either. And he was very stealthy when he stole someone else's toy -- he totally waited until they were distracted and swooped in, avoiding ALL drama. I was proud.
We will go to another one of these group play dates on the 14th, but in the meantime we have another play date with a mom/son duo we met at the library. Her son is just a month younger than Riley and might be just as crazy! He was climbing on the book shelves at the library. I think he and Riley will be best friends forever.
Yay for not being social outcasts anymore!