Wednesday, June 1, 2011


Two kids quietly playing... nobody is crying or shouting must mean that everything (knock on wood) is okay. Everyone is sharing... everyone is collaborating... everything is swell...

 It's only upon closer inspection that you notice the 'stay out of my way' kind of playing going on. Benett's technique is to use his rear to keep his little sister, and her grabby hands, far enough away from the thing he only halfheartedly wants to share.

I am convinced that this is a mechanism which is learned by children, only to be developed and perfected by adults. Sometimes things are just faster/easier/less complicated when you do them  yourself... After all, if you want something done right, you have to do it yourself. (Right?)

It's the same for little kids at play and big kids at the office... to keep everyone playing nice... collaborating... sharing... It's important to remember that easy isn't always synonymous with best. I don't think it matters if you're a carefree toddler or a corporate professional, pushing the halfheartedness aside is sometimes difficult thing to do.

I'm just unsure who is going to be more difficult to teach the lesson to... my carefree toddler or myself.

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