Life is about the journey, not just the destination.
Thursday, June 28, 2012
girls and boys
As a mother of a girl, I'm always amazed at the difference between girls and boys in how they play. They're completely different. We'd gone for a little birthday party for a 4 year old boy, a little fellow that I've seen since he was a newborn, and boy oh boy, the difference in the way they perceive things and act them out is so different. My daughter E (who is 2 years old), started off cautiously at the play area where the party was being held, mostly staying close to us initially, then bit by bit extended her territory. The boys on the other hand, were running all over the place (granted they were all older than her), not misbehaving but still so boisterous.
After a while, E started to explore further and further, eventually not caring about us at all, disappearing from our view. The staff was really great, keeping watch on her, encouraging her to try new things. On her own, my little helper started to collect the stray balls from the ball pit, collecting them in baskets.