Every time we go to the park, there's a bevy of little girls who come over to see the baby. Some just look. Some pull back the little sun shade for a closeup. They look at me and smile and usually say, "Baby!" Their mothers usually tell them to "leave the baby alone" or "let the baby sleep" or even "yes, it is a baby!" It's very sweet to see the nurturing side of girls at such a young age. The boys mostly just run on by, but some little guys take a peek, too.
Duncan and Miranda on the "Caddy"
Duncan takes all of this attention in stride. He's actually pretty popular, too. Little kids just come up to him and want to play. Now that he's becoming more interested in other kids, he'll sometimes make himself available. But sometimes, he just wants to do his own thing.
Stylin' and Profilin'
His "own thing" usually involves climbing. Duncan is a climber. He likes the swings and slides, but he mostly enjoys anything that involves climbing. Monkey bars, firefighter poles, swinging bars, you name it. If it involves monkey like activity, he's there.
Our Little Monkey on the Monkey Bars
Occasionally, Duncan seems to attract as much little girl attention as Miranda, but from the slightly older set of females. We've had girls that are probably in second or third grade follow us around the playground. They play with Duncan. They call his name. "Come play, Duncan!" They help him on the monkey bars. This is actually very helpful for me, when he chooses to not listen to his mommy (I know, shocking, isn't it?) and climb the highest set. His little mommy is up at the top waiting for him and helps by taking his hand. Some girls "mommy" him by telling him he's not supposed to do whatever it is he's doing. With all his mommies, Duncan turns on his selective hearing when he's focused on his playing (aka naughty behavior.) Maybe it's wrong, but I'm glad it's not just me!