There is a certain freedom you experience being around first graders. Each week volunteering in Charlotte’s class and eating in the lunch room with them, I try to soak up their optimism. Clueless about adult concerns, these kids are still young enough to really embrace the simple things–like a morning snack or chance to put on their snow pants for recess. I envy their unbridled curiosity. I admire their open-minded approach. They seem fine sitting by anyone and everyone in their classroom to break bread. And they talk and laugh comfortably with children of different races and faiths. No one has been overloaded with information to make them think too hard about who they should hang out with or why someone’s not suitably dressed. I love that they get to show up every day and just be themselves. No pretension. No expectations to look a certain way. Just be kids.
Posted under Baby Thomas: Month 55
This post was written by Tara on January 10, 2013