I never have to worry about Jared or Jackson getting into the social scene. They are young enough to dive in head first with varying levels of success and not shy to try again if things don't work out. The older boys stand on the sidelines for a long time. I was so happy to see James join in a game of football. Jordan and Jared played with them for a while also - cast and all for Jordan.
I was so pleased they participated, and I learned Jared and James have great throwing arms. Jordan didn't get a chance to throw. Hmmmm.....perhaps I have football season to consider. They were happy, had fun, and they got to know more of the good people we have come in contact with.
The food was yummy too.
I hope they grow up with a desire to "put themselves out there". I hope they can use their goodness to make this world a better place. I hope my sometimes not so subtle nudging (I do try to be subtle) helps them to stretch. I hope they find joy outside the walls of their own spheres of comfort and bring a little joy to whomever they find there.