Pint sized priestess was crying at the end of her first skiing lesson. “Mommy, everyone else can turn and I can’t”.
As I cuddled her, child after child in her class clustered around in concern. “Why is she crying?”
“She’s having trouble turning,” I replied. And nearly every child offered to teach her.
Later, pint sized priestess told me she didn’t want me to answer them next time. I didn’t understand why, since the kids were so kind.
“Mommy, just because they ask, you don’t have to tell them everything. It’s ok to tell them its not their business you know.”
I felt proud of her ability to talk it through with me, but I admired her ability to identify and express her boundaries even more.