Friday, June 27

Rescue Cat

We were at a new playground recently and any fears about Gigi's ability to meet and make new friends were blown right out of the water.

I was super shy as a child and pretty much as an adult too but I've learned some techniques to make those scary first moments of meeting - or worse yet, being forced to network - a lot less trauma-inducing.

While Gigi shows some signs of being slightly shy in group situations, she also is a kid who walks up to individual children at the library or playground to clearly say "Hi! I'm Gigi - what's your name?"

And she has obviously come up with a technique to deal with groups of kidlets.

At the new playground she walked up to a group of girls who were sitting in the sandbox, spread her arms wide and loudly announced:

"DON'T WORRY! I'M HERE TO RESCUE YOU ALL!"

Their response? One girl stood up, handed Gigi a bucket and shovel and said "Hi" with a smile.

Gigi is going to do just fine.

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And in the spirit of sharing great contests, my homegirls at Kirtsy are hosting another super fine draw with a super cool prize pack that involves bedding so check out all the details and leave a comment at the kirtsy blog (super simple way to enter, n'est pas?).

Though I'm not really sure what this sleep thing they speak of is but I'm sure it's a good thing.


Anyway, who can resist kittens and "le click"? Not me. Happy Friday y'all.

20 comments:

Mayberry said...

She definitely looks badass! I'd want to be her friend for sure.

Kyla said...

"Don't worry! I'm here to rescue you all!" Genius. The kid is genius. Everyone likes a superhero.

KayTar seems go with forcing herself to laugh hysterically hoping that others will join in. You'd be surprised at how often it works. LOL.

Heather said...

That's one smart kid you have.

Do the sheets come with sleeping pills?

Always Home and Uncool said...

Good for her! Of course, this kind of frinedliness could come back to haunt you in the teen years.

Love the site, found you through your guest post on Cynical Dad.

daysgoby said...

I love the attitude!

crazymumma said...

Isn't it great seeing what they are capable of?

Mac and Cheese said...

Hmmmm. I'll have to give that line a try.

for a different kind of girl said...

Seriously, I am going to try Gigi's method now when I feel insecure entering the mom's groups!

Also, I would like to do this in a skull and crossbones shirt just like the one she's wearing in that bad ass photo!

kittenpie said...

Pumpkinpie will hover until she can break through the shy, usually to announce, "I'm four!" I'm working on the say hello, tell your name, and ask theirs, but she seems to freeze up and forget it all. Sigh. Like mom...

mothergoosemouse said...

What an awesome kid. No doubt she'll be the life of the party ( or the playground).

Assertagirl said...

Could Gigi please come over and rescue us, too?

That kind of confidence is impressive.

BlondeMomBlog (Jamie) said...

That picture rocks!

Ms Picket To You said...

I'm gonna completely steal this line and use at my next awkward party.

Jozet at Halushki said...

Go Gigi!

And that outfit is fantastic! Me want for me!

Ali said...

Go, Gigi!

(i find flashing my boobs usually helps in new situations....

i'm glad my kids use their own tactics to make new friends..)

the mama bird diaries said...

That is so cute! Love her.

My child is very very shy. Let me know if you have any tips for helping her handle new situations. She's not ready to rescue anybody. :)

apathy loungeh said...

Hey, even I'd be her friend. And I'm just a dorky adult.

Diana said...

Ooo, that's good.

Can I steal her line and use it at BlogHer?

adria said...

That's adorable! I bet some kids are thrilled to have their own superhero.

IRISHKAT said...

Look how cute she is! Do they make that shirt in big girl sizes? ha ha Wish it was that easy for me to join a group. Maybe I will give it a try.