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Thursday, May 20, 2010

Coming Out of His Shell

{Little Boy's metaphorical empty shell}

A few months ago, I posted about Little Boy's shyness and my feelings about that.  He's always been very shy.  And I think that will always be a part of his personality. 


Things are changing.

I first noticed it last Sunday.  I'm not a Sunbeam teacher anymore, so I'm not with him all day on Sunday.  I'm now the Primary Secretary, which means I can still be close to him--but not as close as before.  I had a feeling that this would be a good change.  And it WAS.  He played with the other kids.  It's not that I ever prevented him from interacting with the other kids...I encouraged him to play with them.  But I guess he didn't need to, as long as I was there.  Now that I'm not in the classroom with him, he's still with people that he's familiar with--which I think is an important part of it--and he's comfortable enough that he can interact with them when I'm not there.

And...he talked to our waitress at a Chinese restaurant on Monday.

And he talks to my family more than he used to.

And today, when we had a playdate, he was LOUD.  And he laughed a lot.  Not that he doesn't laugh, just not when other people are around. 

I'm so proud of him.  And I'm pretty excited to see where this goes next.


  1. That is very cool. He's growing! Exciting, isn't it?

  2. Oh, good for him!!! Loud certainly isn't a neccessary thing in life...but Ming Wai is similar. It's nice to see them branching out!

  3. What a cute post! It is so fun to watch their little personalities blossom, isn't it? Thanks for posting on my blog too! I'll be visiting your homeschooling blog, as we are just starting to do a bit of that with my 3 year old.


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