Noticed and appreciated at the at&t store this morning...
About a year ago my "style" of parenting at the same store was received with frowns and head shakes. I did not tell the boys to sit still and close their mouths. I did not hand them a "tablet" and a lollipop in return for their silence. I let them explore and be who they are. Today we were received very differently. As the boys wandered the store - sometimes slowly, sometimes quickly. As they talked to each other - sometimes quietly, sometimes loudly. As they played hide and seek, eye spy and checked for dust bunnies with their mini flashlights. I let them be - I felt calm in their presence, grateful for their joy. Nobody was stifled.
At first the 10ish people ranging in color & size, sex and age, profession and cultur