Take a lesson from the toddlers
“OK, you like tricycles and playing in the mud — so do I,” an unusually articulate 6-year-old might say to his friend. “Oh, do you remember that show on television? You wear dad’s hat and be the cowboy, and I’ll find those bird feathers on the ground and be the Indian.”
On a playground nearby, two little girls giggle ecstatically while shaping pine straw into rows with their hands to create a walkway for a make-believe house.