Archer wasn't always very social. It probably had something to do with the fact that I was very anti-mommy-and-me in the beginning, therefor spending the bulk of Archer's first two years alone, just the two of us, watching the clouds by our lonesome and eating dirt, playdateless and content in our own just-the-two-of-us world.
Times of course have changed. Archer and I both have established a core group of people. We're not smoking candy cigs in the back of the bus, clad in proverbial trench coats, anymore. No way. That was SO 2006. We totally have friends now.
Especially now that Archer's in school. The dude gets invited to more parties than I've been to in my whole life.
Archer's best friends with the bully in his class, which at first I thought was a good thing. My sweet little innocent Archer would have back-up, should any one try to give him a Pull-Up wedgie. Because if you can't beat 'em...
Now, though, I'm starting to reconsider my stance on Archer's new social status. Archer is quite beloved by his classmates which AWESOME but also? Suspect. Because, everyone knows the popular kids are assholes.
The thing is? Archer's new BFF is rubbing off on him. He's pushing, hitting and saying things like "EAT IT, MOM! FINISH YOUR BROCOLLI! FINISHHHHHHH IT!!!! And while you're at it DRINK YOU WATER! ALL OF IT! AHHHH!"
Not only that? I totally overheard him tell some kid at the park that he "didn't want him to play with him," which WHAT!??
Archer's always had a temper but now he's experimenting with assholery and yes, there's a difference. Attitude is for teenagers, not three year-old former softies. And speaking of teenagers, is three and a half too young for PDA? Not for Archer, it seems, who's been busted for it. Twice.
Apparently Archer has a girlfriend at school and he kisses her. Like, on the mouth. Sometimes without asking her first and she gets pissed. I was told it started out slow like most young romances. At first they just held hands on the playground, sat together at lunch, stood next to one another in line. Now? They've taken it to the next level. Er, Archer has.
"Archer! I don't want to kiss right now," his girlfriend apparently said after Archer sneaked up on her during storytime and planted one on her without warning.
"It's sweet," Archer's teachers told me. "We just want to make sure he knows that he can't just kiss someone in the middle of storytime without asking. He has a tendency toward PDA during very inappropriate times. And he REALLY gets into it. They're not what one would call... pecks... "
Yes, folks. Archer's that kid. The one who likes to pin girls down and kiss them for ten whole seconds on the mouth in the middle of story time. Every class has one. I just never thought it would be Archer.
Apparently, my sweet, little innocent boy isn't so innocent (although he's still incredibly sweet, even when he's lost-his-mind-insane) so for now I'm going to stop worrying about that Pull-Up wedgie. Although if he keeps springing public kisses on girls in class...