January 15, 2009

Kids and the outside world.

So Wyatt was being a doggie this morning before school, it took a little coaxing to convince him to walk on his hind legs to the car (he did make a few snowy 4 legged steps!) and I told him he could be a doggie when he got to school. So as soon as his jacket was off, he was a doggie, running on all fours to find a special toy. And then he got self conscious. I could see he felt the other kids looking at him and was not sure he wanted to continue with this play. I found it profoundly sad that he was concerned what the other kids thought. How do you encourage kids to keep being themselves and be creative while around others?

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I am a Mother, Chemist, Artist and Athlete. I love my family's little adventures and I love diving into creative undertakings.