My little boy just turned 2.. He too is very shy at first and his speech is only now starting to pick up.. i totally sympathise with your situation as my son is the same as yours in social situations! It takes him awhile to warm up to people enough to really interact with them, but most people don't want to take that time and think he just doesn't like them, so they don't bother and go talk/play with someone else..! I really feel sad for him when he is playing with his 4yr old cousin.. she has been talking since she was 1 so now she picks on my boy as he can't say most words correctly.. she will say..'what is he saying? that's not even a word!' it's really upsetting when i hear he say that..: (
He, like your son, is such a funloving, intelligent little guy.. When he hugs me, i just melt..lol If only other people would give him the chance to be himself, they too would see this!
Hope your little one is doing well.. And you are too..
Foley 03/05/04, Corbin 13/04/07