Saturday we went to a friend’s house out of town to go trick-or-treating and, if you can’t tell, Peter Rabbit had a blast. Being an only child at home, he LOVES being around bigger kids and feeling like he’s older than he really is. I had a few moments of panic because he was trying too hard to keep up with the bigger boys which, also, meant a few attempts at running across the street without looking. Not to mention that with so many people out and about I was worried he’d get too far separated. I tried hard to not be that helicopter mom that I hate, but this kid really doesn’t understand being 4 and the limitations that come with it so sometimes I err on the side of being more cautious than I probably need to be.
Toward the end, though, one of the younger boys took it upon himself to care for him. At one point, on the walk back to the house, they stopped and he offered to carry Declan’s bag of candy because it kept dragging on the sidewalk. And then Declan tried to hold his hand and made it weird.