Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Zombie Bff

     To clarify, this post is not about the crazy Florida face-eater.  This is about the major breakthrough Skeletor had this morning.  It was glorious!  I'm not going to lie, I teared up a bit.  Luckily, I have allergies so nobody could tell the difference.  The special moment in question happened this morning in the lobby of the school where Skeletor is getting ESY speech therapy.  There is another little boy right at Skeletor's age who also has an appointment at the same time.  The last few days, Skeletor and this other boy have played a little while waiting for their therapists.  But it has mostly been a kind of parallel play.  I don't know if that's the term for it, but I'm talking about how my child can seem to be playing with another kid, but he could and would do and say the exact same things whether or not the other child was even there.  Today was different, though.  I truly don't know which child first brought up zombies, but the safe bet is on Skeletor.  Regardless, the other little boy began moaning and walking like a zombie.  The look on Skeletor's face was priceless.  Here was another kid who wanted to play the same kind of things that Skeletor did!  This was the first time that I have ever seen him play with another child other than his sisters.  They shuffled and limped around the lobby for a good ten minutes before their appointment times came.  And Skeletor was truly connected with this other child.  And as soon as the boy had left the lobby, my son came running up to me, grinning from ear to ear.  His little face glowing, he exclaimed, "Mommy, did you see that?!"  I knew exactly what he was referring to, and you better believe that Mommy did see it.

True story.


  1. I see a play date in his furture. Dude rarely plays "with" others so I totally understand what you're talking about. That is a really wonderful story!

  2. That is so awesome!!! I can't imagine the pride you must have felt for your zombie :)

  3. Such a great moment! Love it all the more so because they bonded over zombies. So freaking awesome!

  4. @ Margaret It's surprisingly rare to find the kid who wants to pretend his zombie leg fell off. @ Mac I less than three this, too!

  5. See? He was just waiting for another amazing kid who was cool enough to understand him.


    Happy zombie children. _sigh_