(yelling across the dock)
Z: Hi! You want to come to my boat and play?
Instant karma. To say these two were kindred spirits would be an understatement. Zach came and whispered to me excitedly, "Mom, he knows what a 'head' is. He knows ALL of the right boat words!"
Z spotted R across the way on the bow of a new boat in the marina and 5 minutes later they were doing this.
You know when you see your kid just "click" so well with another kid? That warm happy feeling of making a real friend. I just watched them and listened to them and smiled all afternoon.
No drama, no BS, no showing off... just talk of snakes and types of boats they like and boogers and making up games where nobody is the bad guy and nobody "gets" anyone. Just jumping and giggling and poking dead things with sticks.
R's dad is a rigger (and a damn good one at that) and they'll be heading to the islands in a couple of months, but I have the feeling these two are going to do some major running around before then.