I've been observing my son playing with other kids. I've noticed how social he is. He'll play with anybody. And have conversations with other kids as though they've known each other for years, even if they met only moments before. I wish I could be like him. I wonder if I was like that as a kid (I don't think I ever acted that way around kids I didn't know--or kids I did know, for that matter). I'm also pretty sure my parents didn't take me to places where I'd be likely to interact with other kids in this fashion.