When Nelson told the wrapping paper sales boy quite emphatically to "GO HOME", I started walking him, making him stay back from the front door when people come over and he started going to soccer practice twice a week.
I know, you are wondering what in the world that has to do with anything. Well, my reasoning was this. The kid that he sent home was loud, boisterous and happened to be running. He's around little girls all of the time, but not boys and since Rea happens to play on a CO-ED soccer team, what better place to condition Nelson to those elements?
So, twice a week we go to soccer practice and stay for the duration. We walk for a bit, then hang out, watch practice and BEHAVE around all of the, well BOISTEROUSNESS.
What I didn't count on was the love affair that occurred between Gracie, the coach's eighteen month old daughter and Nelson.
They only have eyes for each other...