Listen to someone else's child tell a story.
Everyone wants to be heard, particularly children. But not every parent has time at any given moment to listen. Today, I actively listened to a young boy we know tell me about one of his interests (motorcycles) and his most recent escapades.
Yes. Though I confess I just wanted to relax and read my book, this boy really wanted to talk, and there I was, without my own kids to distract me, just a book in hand. SURELY I'd want to listen.
And, yes, I agree that adults need their own time, too, but by listening to him for a few minutes, he was happy (he'd been heard) and went on his merry way to live new story-worthy experiences while I got in some reading relaxation.
Day 737: Lost and found times two
2 months ago