We went to church this morning with some friends in the town north of here, joining them in the celebration of their newborn daughter as she was blessed. During the children's portion of church, Jacob sat with his little friend Brad (the new big brother). As is customary when a visitor is attending, the children sing a welcome song to their new little friend, usually as the newbie is standing at the front of the room.
Jake told us as we were driving home after the meeting that he didn't want to go up in front of the other kids; he only wanted to sit next to Brad.
Mom: That's okay, Jake. It's okay to feel shy. The other kids were just trying to be your friend.
Jake (very matter-of-factly): I know. But it didn't work. Cause I don't like them.
16 hours ago