My daughter has turned into a social creature. She loves interaction with other children. I am constantly amazed at her ease of making friends at the park, play dates, ballet class, at church, and other social functions. She and I are alike in so many ways, but this is not one of those ways. She definitely has inherited my husband's sense of social ease.
I enjoy my friends, don't get me wrong. But I am usually just as content alone. I rarely crave the social interactions like she does. She has quite a few cousins and one is just a few months younger than she. My daughter has been asking for weeks now if she could come over and play. Every morning we get up she asks me to call my sister to see if her cousin can come over to our house. Sure, no problem....except for the fact that my kids were sick for over a month. Then just as mine started to recover my sister's kids became sick. I've been staving off a very persistent 3 year old for a solid month now.
Fortunately, tomorrow that will change. My sister is dropping my niece off for a couple of hours to play with my daughter. I don't think I could have lived through another day of my daughter following me around with a telephone telling me to call my sister.