Today's playdate went really well. There were a few rough moments, but we navigated through them. Little Dog, despite his occasional need to shove people, tried to be a good sport and make friends.
Shortly after meeting his brother's friend's little brother who is roughly his own age, Little Dog tried to strike up a conversation. Drawing from tried and true methods of breaking the ice, he tried to find some common ground. And it went a little bit like this:
Little Dog: "So, you have a sister?"
Little Dog: "Really? That's crazy! I have a brother!"
Feigned enthusiasm and all. Nice work little man.