Jenny hasn't been around a lot of kids, so we are weary when little kids come up to her because we don't quite know how she will react. We rescued her at 6 months, and we really don't know much about her first six months of life. We know she has a BB gun bullet lodged in her side, so it couldn't have been too pleasant. For all we know, kids did that to her, so we are cautious around children.
A couple of weekends ago, we got to spend time with Parker's extended family, three of which are small children (2 small boys, and a 10 week old baby girl). Yall, I couldn't believe how she reacted. When I was holding the baby, she stayed by my side the entire time, trying to see the little baby. Wherever the baby was, Jenny was. At one point the baby was taking a nap in the back room, and she started crying as she woke up. Faster than any of us could even rise from the couch, Jenny was sitting at the back room door patiently waiting to see the baby. Little Jenny seemed to know the baby was fragile. She didn't make any sudden movements around the baby and kept very quiet, which was out of character considering Jenny is quite spastic by nature.
Jenny also made time to play with the boys, which made me nervous at first since little kids can be rough without meaning to be. Jenny yet again proved we had nothing to worry about. She kept watch over them while they were in the pool, and she played chase with them once they were inside. Watching her chase the boys around and let the boys chase her completely melted my heart. Very few times have I seen Jenny so happy. She absolutely loves kids!
Seeing Jenny with those three kiddos completely relieved any fear Parker and I had. Jenny had the best day with them and is so ready to be a big sister! We all know I have baby fever, and I am now fairly confident that Jenny does too ;).