Wonderful Things Kids Say
by Mary KretzmannThis book is a work of love, and a serious topic. But there are so many endearing andamusing things that kids say and do, that I wanted to have a space for that, too, especiallyif these things create a window into the soul nature of the child. Here are a few stories…Imay add a few more in the future.
Let’s All Share:
One day, when Krishnabai was age 2, I made some chocolate chipcookies, one of my specialties, and they were cooling on our little table in the kitchen.Right then, a new member of the community stopped by for a friendly chat. We all sat atthat table and had tea, and we each had a cookie. Now, Krishnabai was young, but shealready knew that normally I had a policy of “just one cookie.”
As we sat there talking, Krishnabai was eyeing the remaining cookies, silently. I knew shewas contemplating how to ask for another one; I was half-expecting a 2 year-old whine,and I was at the ready. However, she then said in a cheerful voice, as though just “one of the girls” making a proposal for the good of the group, “I have an idea, why don’t we allhave just one more!”
I was amused at her adroitness at such a young age, and so I laughed and said okay. Such“community spirit” could not go unheeded.
You Can Be Anything You Want…
One day Krishnabai, then age 8, was in thekitchen, and out of the blue, put this classic question to Peter, age 4, “Peter, what do youwant to be when you grow-up?”He quickly, and matter-of-faculty, replied, “A sailboat.”“Peter, you can’t be a sailboat!”And, taking in her sage advice, he replied, “Okay, then a suitcase.”She laughed and gave up on any further questions.
(After that, we all assumed he would enjoy traveling, and as a young adult he has enjoyed traveling to Mexico, Costa Rica, India, England, Italy, and around much of the US. Manyof these trips were Ananda related, either with the Ananda School ,or to visit Ananda
Communities and the surrounding areas.)