Kids and adults handle situations so differently.
It rained during Thom’s soccer game tonight. It was a cold November rain that I wasn’t expecting. Almost immediately I began to fantasize about getting back to our flat and taking off my wet shoes. I wrapped my scarf tighter around my face so only my eyes were visible.
While I sat on a wobbly chair under the awning, Vinnie and the twins spent the 2.5 hours playing some strange team frog game. I kept hearing Vinnie call for water breaks. I thought it odd since the only kid water bottle was on the soccer sideline. When I mustered the courage to turn around and see what they were doing, I found three kids completely soaked. Water breaks…
Remarkably, the kids held true to their attestment that they weren’t cold and wouldn’t fuss if they became cold. I felt colder just looking at them.
11/25/2017 05:24:15 am
That is a classic adult vs kid handling of a situation. Plus adults just want to sit around which kids seem to hate.
11/27/2017 09:01:57 pm
Abby and I were just discussing this weekend that, for grown-ups, staying warm and going to sleep *is* the fun!
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