We've had lots of buddies over to play with LC in the past, but Jace has always participated as the third wheel. Today was finally HIS chance to be the host!
We were off to an encouraging start when Jace greeted his buddy with a welcome noogie.
LC was shocked when she came out of her room to see ANOTHER little boy in the house.
She agreed he was cute and everything...
...but ONLY on the condition that this situation was TEMPORARY.
I couldn't WAIT for Brett and Jace to get a chance to spend time together. Brett is a jolly little bean and never offered to cry. He just smiled and babbled and cooed. He loved interacting with both LC and Jace so I KNEW they were going to hit it off.
And they absolutely did.
Right up until...
...Brett let her rip with an excited squeal.
And Jace. Came. UNDONE.
I am not talking sad...or jealous. I am talking "my mom is running that @#$%^ vacuum cleaner" scared out of his MIND.
And the next 20 minutes of our play date looked like this.
With Jace clinging desperately to my back and wailing everytime Brett let out a squeak or a coo.
I finally called Justin in to TAKE our neurotic son into the next room to calm down. A few moments later, Justin called me to come check on Jace. "It kind of sounds like he's hiccuping? But...I don't think so..."
My wackadoo son was HYPERVENTILATING. My huge son, who is IMMENSE in comparison with all of his same-age baby class peers and looks like the Baby Huey of the group, was hyperventilating from fear of the happy baby noises Brett was making.
How do you even seek treatment for that?
"Doctor? My son is terrified by the sounds of cute happiness."
So, we're going to need to start exposing Jace to a little more social peer time, apparently. Although, that may be a trick, since today's behavior certainly won't move him to the top of anyone's "Invite THAT Kid Back" playdate list.
Thanks for being patient with us today, Brett...
...I don't know that weird can be cured. But, if it CAN, it will be your cute that does it.
Oh, PLEASE come again, soon!!!