One day, as we were paying the monthly bills on-line, Jesse sat nearby with a Pokemon card in one hand, a Pokemon toy in the other, and sadly stated, "It must be hard being an adult." Yes, it truly is.
Jason, though, seemed to take the other perspective. At a restaurant recently, he wanted to order from the adult menu. "Sure, go for it." A small but proud grin surfaced. Waiting the 15 minutes to get seated, thoughts of, "Wow, time is flying" and "So when did he become this little man?" flooded. Our table was ready. Jesse, 7, tore open the kids menu, grabbed a crayon, and started working on the activities. Jason, 9, peering over ever so slowly, saw one of his favorites, "Hidden Pictures." He looked at me, searching my face for "approval" to go back to the kids menu. Smile. "Of course, I'll ask for a kids menu."
|Kids meals from Mikuni|
|We go to Mikuni a lot. Yum!|
reflect on their experiences, that they enjoy and remember their childhood. If we practice with them a growth mindset, positive outlook, opportunities for trial and error, the power of words, maybe, just maybe, we can bury 'boys will be boys.'