Posts Tagged ‘independence’

“I’m not going!”

Wherever they were going, I didn’t want to.

(or I liked being alone.)

“We have to go! You’ll have to stay here all alone if you don’t come.”


No, no, no - it wasn't like this at all ...

…  they left. I managed. In fact relished my time alone.

Kindergarten* kid comfortable with – loving – solitude and space.


* I think I was in kindergarten but it was certainly before primary school. Whatever the case, reading this – Leaving your child at home – might make you wonder. It made me wonder about just what sort of society we have become.  … but the world is a very different place now and, anyway, I could tick off most of the checklist listed under “Am I sure my child knows the important information”.

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At 3 years old – independence  …

Or is that willfulness?

“Time for bed.”

“i’m not tired – no.”

Long encounter – shortened …

Shorts down, bare hand meets bare bum. Ouch …

But still … “No!, Not tired.”

Repeat, reprise, repeat.

Eventually hand overpowers bum, adult outlasts toddler.

Off to bed, battle weary … first of many battles!

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