March #SOLC17 Day 8
Yesterday I received a gentle reminder about the importance of the work we do. I sat beside two little boys, about 5 years old, and eavesdropped on their conversation as they made books about themselves in their kindergarten classroom. While they were taking their work very seriously, they were also having an easy-going conversation about…..so many important things.
Matthew: “I am drawing quicksand. Do you know what quicksand is?
Anthony: “Not really. Do you drown in it? Does it have water?”
Matthew: “No it’s not like that. It just brings you down.”
Anthony: “I’m drawing a picture of my cousins.”
Matthew: “Where are you?”
Anthony: “I’m over here, you can’t see me.”
Matthew: “I’m drawing the sun.”
Anthony: “You can’t make the sun that color! It’s supposed to be yellow!”
Matthew: “We can make our pictures any color we want!”
All night last night I couldn’t get this sweet conversation out of my head. These young boys may or may not be friends in the neighborhood, but in school, they clearly have extreme respect for one another. They listen, they ask questions and they learn from their interaction.
It gave me hope for our future.