Sometimes when it's raining, we go to this cool place called Notasium - it's a music themed indoor play space for kids. It's pretty amazing, and Charlie loves it. He especially loves the bounce-house, which he used to be terrified of. So, a lot happened in the bounce house today.
First, Charlie has an absolute blast. This is the best video I got, but it really does not do the bounce-house experience justice. In fact, this makes the bounce house look lame compared to how awesome it really was.
So, Charlie did that for, oh, I don't know. An hour. Eventually, he literally collapsed in the floor like this, and couldn't be budged. Like three or four kids came over and tried to help him up, and he just laid back down.
I thought he was pooped and I'd have to go in there and get him. UNTIL! a little girl, much older than Charlie, probably 7 or 8 came in and tried to help him up and give him a hug. Charlie hugged her back and gave her a huge SMOOCH on the cheek! It was adorable. Eventually they both stood up (enough kids!) and she led Charlie to the entrance to the bounce house. I told the girl "Thank you for being so nice to little kids" and she went on her way.
I decided to take Charlie out for a break to the edge of the area where you can eat snacks and rejuvenate, and like 2 minutes later the same girl comes running over, trying to play with Charlie and being super cute with him. I think he won her over with his slobbery kisses! Here they are - Charlie is sitting on the outside of the play area, and she's chatting with him from the inside.
Look at that devilish look in his eye!