Friday, February 13, 2009

What do you mean, "happier"?

At preschool, the Peanut's class will sometimes be asked an opinion question, and each child will write their name on a chart under their answer. At the beginning of the school year, they did a taste test of different kinds of apples; they each tasted three varieties, then wrote their name under the variety they preferred. The poll results make a very basic bar graph which gets discussed, and then posted for parents to see as we retrieve our offspring.

As we go through the year, it has become clear that some kids are more likely than others to stray from the pack, opinion-wise. Today's poll question: Does Smiling Make You Feel Happier? In the YES column was the name of every child in the class, except one.

I was amused to see my Peanut's name carefully printed under NO.

No, smiling does not make her feel happier. Because how could she be happier? She doesn't get it.

I'm sort of in awe of her. What a cool personality trait!

1 comment:

  1. That's one that will serve her well as an adult.