“The day before the underwater fancy-dress parade, Alfie got that feeling.” That “feeling”. I am all too familiar with that feeling. It comes before a performance. It comes before an event. It sometimes comes before we have to leave the house. It fills up the stomach and tingles in the chest (for me anyway). I’ve watched my son as he had to deal with that feeling, while trying to find the strength in himself to do something new. Sometimes he manages, and sometimes he doesn’t.
I remember a time when I was very young, a child at school, when I suddenly realized that there is nothing more unfair than to judge someone, assuming you've got them all figured out. I'm not sure how this realization came to me, but I remember how it made me feel. Nothing made more sense at the time. Click picture to download and print. Then color in with your little ones! Unkindness is not something uncommon. It is, unfortunately, much too common in this world of ours. Scho