Belle and I attended a professional mixer on Wednesday evening. I arrived completely elated after successfully satisfying a pressing need. I attracted a woman in need of my services and a linguist willing to spread the word about my services. Belle attracted, or dare I say, was attracted to, a lively seven year old boy and his eleven year old cousin or friend. Belle enjoyed chasing after these boys and grabbing their hands to hold. I just held back and watched. I wish Belle had the language and the conversation skills to proudly recount this and the experience she had with the six year old child we met last Friday. That would be so much fun!