We called another family today to express our regrets that we would not be able to attend a birthday party in a few weeks.
The party is for Samantha, or Sammy, one of Ben's classmates at the Montessori school where he spends the afternoons. She is a bit older and taller than Ben, with red hair, freckles, and confidence to spare.
Sammy's mom said, "Oh, she will be so disappointed. Laura [their teacher] told me that Ben and Sammy have been kissing lately."
So I asked Ben about it tonight.
"Ben, do you and Sammy kiss?"
"Do you do little kisses or big kisses?"
Apparently, Ben's social skills have improved even more than I thought.