We were at her school helping out with set up for the
So as we are leaving Piko asks me :"Mommy, you're making new grown up friends?"
Sarge mumbles under his breath: "God I hope not."
So I have to explain that while these nice ladies are not exactly my friends, they're not exactly not either.
A good teaching point I guess. I tell her it's like this, I don't expect her to be friends with everyone, there is always going to be someone in your class that you don't especially like. But I DO expect you to be polite and respectful to everyone, that includes people you don't really care for.
And then I thought nothing of it.
A couple of days later we're at a the fall sports awards banquet, and we bump into one of the PTA ladies that I actually wouldn't mind being friends with. We chat for a few minutes, and she talks with Piko a little. Later Piko asks me again if I'm going to be friends with the "Nice Lady".
I think that sometimes children are not given enough credit for being able to pick up on social cues, and folk think that they are not very observant. Heck, I don't think that my child is particularly observant most of the time, but sometimes she really does surprise me.