Today was a very busy day for Jackie. Early this morning, he went to the "Elf Shop" at the YMCA to do his Christmas shopping for the family. He went into the store with his list and a helper. He told me all about every one's presents, though I didn't see any of them, since they are wrapped. So, everyone who is getting a mystery present from Jack this year, keep in mind that it was completely picked out just by him and we have no clue what it is.
Right after that, we went to a birthday party for Jack's friend Zane. I don't know if it was because we were about five minutes late and the party had already started or if he was tired from being out late last night or what it was, but he did not want to leave my side at first. This is the same child who told me when we were driving to the party that he wanted me to drop him off and go somewhere instead of staying with him. But, for the first 10-15 minutes, he wanted me to sit with him and hold his hand. So not like my independent child.
Once they got started doing all the cool dinosaur hunt things, he was in to it and I don't think he would have noticed if I had walked out the door, but I stayed to watch. They searched around the room for dinosaurs, made fossils, and made a volcano erupt. The volcano was Jack's favorite part and he's talked about it all day.