And sometimes you have a scratchShe has had a few more bumps in the road will her little friends. I saw a friend tell her that she couldn't play with them, she went off and played with another kiddo and was pretty resilient about the whole thing. Talking about it later I told her she did the right thing and found a sweet friend who was happy to have her to play with. She then asked 'but how can I make the other girls be nice to me and play with me'. Ugh. Kindness finds kindness I keep telling her. Can't make anyone do anything but can only control how you react so do so with kindness.
I just finished reading a book that is peripherally about the WWII and that holocaust which has made me even more reflective. It is a wonder to me that someone could hate my kids because they are of Jewish heritage. It is not something I fear but more simply aware of. I do know that the fear is real and more of a daily struggle for so many other parents. People hate for color and religion and ethnic tribe and political affiliation and nationality and so much more. Kindness finds kindness I hope.
Elizabeth and Henry at a school party. She is shushing him.