This week I had to do a photo shoot with the trainers. Ben came along with me to hang out while we took the pictures. He ran around on the grass and kicked a ball that I brought with us.
After we took pictures, Ben and I sat in the kitchen with the contestants and hung out for a bit. As Kim said, it was a bit of “kid therapy”. Ben did his part to entertain his audience! He smiled, laughed, gave out high-fives and generally had a good time. Julie and Nicole asked him questions about his morning – there just happened to be a dog show taking place nearby and Ben told them all about the dogs ‘jumping high’ and going “up, up, up! And down, down, down!”
While Ben had a good time running around the kitchen, playing with Neil and Hollie, Nicole, Julie and Amy and I talked about Days. They were all asking questions about ‘Colleen’, the second character I’ve been playing on Days this summer. Isabeau was funny – she revealed that she used to watch Days when she was a teen and that she HATED Sami. Lol. When she found out I was hosting the show, her mom teased her about what she would say to me!! Luckily, for both of us (!!), I am not at all like my character.
Ben also had a very cute reunion with his ol’ friend, Bob. Or “Ob” as Ben says. They definitely have a connection and – Jillian and Kim both witnessed Ben squirming out of my arms, and taking off at a run towards Bob to give him a hug. Finally, it was time to go...Ben’s big on passing out air-kisses and hugs, saying goodbye to everyone we passed. Ben made a lot of friends at mommy’s work!