Days and Preschool Days, Too:
A treasury of anecdotes culled from my work
and play as a preschool worker and an elementary school after- school
THE LION IN EVERY SEASON
was thinking this morning about a dear little girl who emits
a brief roar in her small and charming voice after almost every
sentence. Many of the preschool children identify strongly with lions,
dragons, t-rexes, or monsters. And of course, that's only natural. The
youngsters are trying to feel their power in a world where they are
truly dwarfed by millions of us grown-up "giants".
Lately, I've taken to roaring too, as
a way of joining our pride of little lions. Mine isn't the full roar
of a male three year-old, so glorious that you look again expecting
to see a big mane on the little tyke. No, mine is a little growl, just
enough to be part of the children's world. It feels good. You should
Well, maybe not at work, if you're a bank executive
or a real estate person. At home with your child, though, definitely.
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