Samwise and Benjamin remind me a lot of Calvin and Hobbes, or at least they did. Unfortunately, Sam's exuberance has gotten Ben a little bit spun up over the last few weeks...and we've been a little stumped about what to do about it.
First they were all this:
Such total love and devotion to one another.
Then Sam grew and grew and grew...
and his sweet, sweet heart grew too. He absolutely adores Ben. The problem is, he isn't one to hold back on his emotions. He shows you how he feels by wanting to hug you, crawl in your lap, kiss you constantly and all round overwhelm Ben with an exuberance that knows no bounds...while he leaps and bounds, Ugh!
every single time Ben gets home from school!
Sam is completely lost and does not understand why his boy leaves all day...and to Sam it is an eternity so he paces, watches, waits and then pounces. We started keeping him in the back yard when Ben gets home...we've tried easing Sam into the fact that Ben is home...but there is no toning down Sam's reaction. He is freaking overjoyed...and freaking out. So Ben is freaking out...only Ben is not overjoyed. It is a problem.
So Samwise has a little appointment at the Doctor this week, and we are hopeful that a certain procedure, that has my boys cross their legs every time I mention it, will tone things down a bit. I pray it will tone things down again. We do not want Ben scared of Samwise. We want a return to this:
*all art is the work of Bill Waterson Calvin & Hobbes*