Friday, January 06, 2006

Beginings of a Bud

It is so exciting to see your children blossom. Sometimes it sneaks up on you. As a homeschooling parent it has always been dauting to me to try to help my boys find friends. That old 'socialization' thing. My boys have no problem talking to people from 1 -99. However, they are our boys and since we both make friends slowly it doesn't surprise me that maybe the boys will be that way too. Maybe not G. I think he will be the outgoing one. They have good friends in the children of my friends, neighborhood friends (which way up here on the mountain is 2) and in their homeschool group. Yet I long for them to make friends 'on their own', an important skill to learn. Last night, after C's karate class we went across the street to the local 'burrito house'. One of C's classmates came in with his family. Suddenly they are hanging around our table together. Looking at their heads bent over a game I felt myself hoping that this would be a blossoming friendship. Even if it is not maybe I see they will be OK and the friendships will come in time.

1 comment:

madcapmum said...

This is something I worry about too. My kids have a hard time with friendships, and I wish I could just smooth everything out for them. Occasionally I catch myself wondering if they need a more "schooly" environment with more kids, but then I shake my head and remember how miserable I was socially in school, and that particular madness passes. Still, it's reassuring when they find someone to buddy up with.