Last night I took the little kids to an indoor play arena where a fundraiser was being held to help small businesses and residents displaced by a large fire in our town. We had a blast. Rob wound up seeing a girl from our church Youth Group. She greeted him immediately and he responded back with an ease that filled my heart with joy. I remember how he used to look like a frozen figure when anyone greeted him. For years. It was not confined to just girls, it was anyone. He is still quiet, but there is just a sense that he is comfortable in himself and in this time and place. It is good.
We have also reached the time when I apparently am invisible to young women if my handsome teen son is with me. This is the second occasion recently when we have bumped into a young lady who knows both of us and the only one greeted (and rather um effusively!) is Rob. LOL Also good to see.
Today I have to bring fancy duds to work for a company holiday party that begins mid day. I am not a party gal. This is work in every sense of the word. I am social, my wife will tell you I am a chatterbox. But I like to socialize on my terms where and with whom I choose. However, duty calls. And off I will go with glittery nails (another thing I typically do not do!) and a party smile on my face. New glittery shoes (that I might do anyway!!) and hope for the best.