Other kids

These stories about other kids are mostly glimpses, which otherwise would remain eternally hidden.   Many stories are surprisingly brief glimpses.   Enjoy the stories of tomorrow’s leaders today.  The menu stories are duplicated here with a thumbnail sketch.


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Wanda Maybe When new neighbors move in next door -the initial introductions through a three-year-old girl create more questions than answers.
A Lesson in Diversity When a five year old and two twelve year old’s meet for the first time in a cruise ship hot tub – it generates a fascinating conversation on diversity.  Fortunately – one mother was listening to repeat the story lines as they unfolded.
Marie’s Roots A fourteen-year-old city girl tolerates examining her genetic heritage in the old country until one day it is carried to a painful extreme.
Matt and the football When Matthew discovers a stray football at his feet – neither he nor the owner seems to know what to do – or say.  Matthew is rarely short on words.
The Trashman’s Monument An earthy story of a small-fry’s adaptability that – except for it’s awesome dimensions and serious consequences – should probably remain untold and unseen.
Insch Indians A screaming pack of wild Indians startles a group of tourists while exploring an ancient ceremonial site in Scotland.
Connecting the Dots A startling response by an eight year old to new medication suggests that he is Connecting the Dots  for the first time.
Shopping with Mama Three boys developmental stages are surprisingly revealed when asked if they would like to go Shopping with Mama.
Pookie Shows Her Pigs Pookie – a city girl – pesters her parents.  In desperation they propose a project to protect their privacy.  Pigs are the answer.
The Diaper Caper When an infant in arms is left to his own devices – and a baggy diaper -the outcome may boggle the imagination.
Matt Turns Two A little Italian pistol – with more genetic connections than should be identified -struggles with a door fetish – mama power – and his first whole piece of cake.
Matt Explores Kansas While examining his Kansas roots -Matt – the offspring of a pure Sicilian Italian – instructs his other ancestors that real Italians don’t put butter on bread. That is what you do with olive oil!

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