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Hope From a Three Year Old

  • 1.  Hope From a Three Year Old

    Posted 01-13-2021 10:07 AM
    These are crazy times and stuck working from home is not a good fit for me.  It is easy to loose perspective and hope.  Recently, I had a family staying with me because they had no heat.  When we were discussing sleeping arrangements the three year old asked, "Where does Trey sleep?"  This was a funny question, yet so beautiful and pure.  Trey is a good family friend.  He is often at my home and family events.  Trey is 6'4" and African American.  I am 5' nothing and Italian. When I explained that Trey had his own home, "Oh", said the three year old, "I thought Trey was your brother." He was completely blind to the differences in our race and appearance.  He judged our relationship by the respect and love he observed in our family.  This warmed my heart and gave me some hope that perhaps the next generation or the one after that, will be wiser in their race relations; or perhaps their won't even be such a thing as race relations!

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    Sandra Arasim
    Infant Toddler Specialist
    Craven Smart Start
    New Bern NC
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  • 2.  RE: Hope From a Three Year Old

    Posted 01-14-2021 08:32 AM
    Wonderful!!

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    Paula Hance
    director
    Zion Early Childhood Center
    Hopkins MN
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  • 3.  RE: Hope From a Three Year Old

    Posted 01-14-2021 08:34 AM
    Sandra, thank you for the warm reminder of the innocence and hope we can see if we truly listen to children and try to see the world through their perspective.  What a nice way to start my day!

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    Christina Thompson
    Education Specialist
    Shine Indiana SPARK Learning Lab
    Indianapolis IN
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  • 4.  RE: Hope From a Three Year Old

    Posted 01-15-2021 07:25 AM
    Sandra,

    Thank you for sharing this, it is a wonderful reminder of the way young children see the world.  It is a shame adults lose this perspective.

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    Tracy Vruwink
    Childcare Director
    South Wood County YMCA
    Wisc Rapids WI
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