Ryan is such a happy boy and he greats everyone he meets with great enthusiasm. It doesn't matter if you're a stranger or not - he loves everyone and greats everyone with an enthusiastic "HI" and a hug. (We're working on not hugging strangers.... cute as it is right now, it's not exactly a safe thing to do, is it....)
Today, as we're driving through town, Ryan had the window down by his seat - and greeting everyone from there! He had to say hi to the woman at the drive-through window as I'm getting my French vanilla capaccino at Tim's. He said hi to the people stopped beside us at a stop light. Then, in the stores, he is all smiles and hellos for the sales staff... it makes it really hard to discipline him as octopus boy is grabbing everything in sight. How do you put him in a time-out when the sales staff is just grinning with him and chatting with him?? But, as usual, I have to smile at the reactions he gets. Everyone says hi and ends up with a great smile on their faces. I'm positive that their days were just a bit brighter after having this little boy come into their lives for a short time.
My goodwill ambassador. Is there anyway to bottle that sunshine that he brings? If so, I'd be a millionaire right now.