I've been on the look out for little friends for Aaron for months now. So far, I have failed to setup any play dates and the only interaction Aaron gets with other kids is on Sunday during Mass. And these days, thats very limited because I'm trying to get him to stay quiet.
All that has changed now. Aaron has a daily play mate. Meet Linmas:
The maid quit last week to look after her sick mother so I engaged this other lady to help out with the housework for a couple of hours each day. Linmas is her 4 year old son. This lady works at several homes in the neighborhood and Aaron has 'met up' with him many times while on his morning walks. They just never played together because Linmas used to hide behind trees, pillars, bushes or his mother. He's different now!
Most of their play is parallel play but they are slowly learning. Aaron tried to talk to Linmas in English on the first day but he's figured out that Linmas only understands Indonesian. So today, there was a little bit of back and forth banter but mostly it was just loud squeals (eventually screams) of excitement.