If they can do it, so can we...
Friday, January 09, 2015
At work today, a little boy didn't want to play a game, because he "always loses. Like...Always loses".
His game buddy told him, "Hey, don't you want to play with me? We're friends! It'll be fun!" *love-sigh*
He says ok, and yep- the kid ain't kidding! Lost the first two games and looked more and more depressed.
We were in the middle of the third, when the timer went off for us to switch committees. I pleaded with the teacher- with my voice and eyes- five more minutes? She agreed, and with a little covert finagling, he won.
" I TOLD YOU!!!" the other kid said. "Knuckles! I TOLD you you'd win!!"- and he had, trying to be sweet and encouraging through the first two games.
Watching a 5 yr old win, who honestly never does, but doesn't throw a fit when he loses...PRICELESS.
Watching a kid who wants to win (who doesn't, after all?) look anxious- like he's begging God to let his friend win, be so kind and encouraging even after the fact...PRICELESS.
There's a popular book- "All I Ever Needed to Know I Learned in Kindergarten".
It's a good read. Pretty basic. There should be a part two, though:
All I Ever Needed to Remember, I Learned From Kindergarteners.