Sam and I are heading to a play date group this morning, and he is so very excited to play with his friends. He doesn't get a lot of kid exposure due to the fact that he stays with grandma while Jon and I are at school, so starting last night, I began the coaching. "Be a nice boy. Say 'please' & 'thank you'. Remember to share. No throwing toys." Poor little guy actually gets these coaching sessions each time we go to a kid function, and he's surprisingly receptive. So, there's another hat to add to the role of mama: coach, specializing in child-play strategies. Or you could just call it "rocket science" for short.