I was going on a walk a couple of days back, had my headphones on and didn’t pay a lot of attention to the surroundings. Suddenly, a hand, a little one, held mine tightly. When I looked to see who it was, there he was, a spiffy, little boy of 5 (who has all the adults wrapped, literally around his lil finger). He then said, “Lasmi aunty 🙂 Everyone is riding their scooter faster than me so can i just hold your hand and be on my scooter while you walk?”
He is a shy kid and opens up only to people he feels comfortable with. It felt amazing that he considered me trustworthy enough to walk with him during his playtime. I cannot even begin to describe that feeling when you realize that someone so small can have such an impact on you.
Adults talk of trust as though it is a given but only when you see it through the eyes of a child, you realize that it is as simple and as difficult and has to be earned. But once earned, the world is just as it ought to be 🙂
To get a child’s trust – you may know or not – is a very hard thing to do. They’re so used to not believing adults – because adults tell tales and lies all the time ~ Maurice Sendak