Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Avoiding confrontation


He stood pointing his finger at her delicate nose.

Remember to share, we reminded him.

He turned his attention back to the train set, but it wasn't long before he scolded her again for playing alongside him.


There is plenty for everyone, you need to share. She can play too.

A few minutes later the frustrated little girl stood by one of the teachers and began to tell her in her own form of babble he wasn't sharing.  Because we already knew the situation, we understood what she was trying to say.

'Go use your words and tell him to share.' The teacher encouraged her.

'No' she said timidly.

'It's OK, you can do it.'

'I can't.'

'Why not?'

As plain as day, she replied, 'Because my mouth hurts.'