Being with Kids

My daughters volunteer once a month in the preschool classroom at our church. Yesterday my 15 year old told me, “One of the boys was really cute today. We were taking the kids upstairs to watch the baptism in church, but he didn’t understand. He kept saying, ‘Where are we…? What’s happening to…? What are we…?'”

He was so mixed up he couldn’t even finish a question!

My daughter said she told him, “Here, hold my hand. We’ll both go up.” And he immediately stuck out his hand to take hers.

What a great little reminder about how to be with kids. When they have questions, we try not to say, “You don’t need to know,” or “Just do it this way,” or “I’ll tell you.”

We say, “Let’s figure it out together.”

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