Those of you who follow me on Twitter and/or Instagram have already seen this picture, but the majority of you don't. So I wanted to share this story with you.
Last Saturday after Jake's soccer game, I took the kids to IHOP for breakfast. That place was CUH-RAZY busy, so the waiting area was packed. While we were waiting for a table, I was entertaining Amelia, and the boys were just standing with us, generally annoying each other and just barely avoiding knocking little old ladies to the ground.
At some point, I realized that Jake wasn't standing there anymore -- in this roughly 9x9 space -- and when I did a 360 to spot him, I saw him sitting on one of the benches.
Did we know this family? Nope.
Had he ever seen that kid in his life? Nope.
But he was ALL up in his business.
I quickly asked him to move over, but the little boy's mom said it was totally fine. With a smile, "If he moves, he won't be able to see the game." And Jake was like, "YEAH."
So there he sat, until our name was called.
I won't even sit that close to people I LIKE, much less people I don't KNOW. Interesting to think about when you start to establish boundaries, when everyone doesn't still have the unlimited potential to become a friend.
Even if only for a moment.