Winter is here. James can't just pick up and leave and go to the neighbor's house to see if they can play. There are snow pants, boots, gloves, a hat and a coat to deal with. And then you have to visit the bathroom before you put all that stuff on. It's a lot of work for a little kid.
I have most of the neighborhood moms' phone numbers at this point, so I do try to text them to see if their child is available before James does all this work. But sometimes he just wants to go check on his own.
On this day he wanted to go see if Sawyer was home. I noticed he was wearing a backpack. What's in the backpack?
"My iPad (really it is his Dad's) and iPod. And a Nerf gun in case we can play Nerf inside."
Sawyer was home.