Jennifer, Ella's mom, and I have been close friends since 6th grade. Ella and Lucas went to the same school last year, and are now in the same class at their new school. It's funny, we've had zillions of play dates with Ella, but they never really interact since usually Ella is sitting quietly gluing things to paper and Lucas is running around like a madman.
Lucas tried to "help" by pushing Ella on the tricycle. But Ella, who is already riding a big kid bike at home, didn't really want help. Though Lucas, the tenacious little fellow that he is, continued to try and "help" her. Who says chivalry is dead in this day and age?
Finally Lucas managed his way into the driver seat. But Lucas found that it was hard to pedal while pushing another kid, who is at least a head taller than him.
After about 5 minutes of going back and forth on this, they parted ways and each found their own tricycle. It was nice to see them finally playing together. Lucas would say, "Ella look at me!" And Ella would be on her tricycle, "Lucas follow me!" It's probably very comforting for them to have a familiar face in a much bigger school.
And after 3 years of trying to get them to pose together for a photo, I finally got it!
I picked him up at 3 again, this time with my mom. He had another great day, no accidents, went to the bathroom with all the other kids, and talked and played with the other kids. And again, he didn't want to leave, so that's a good sign.