Now the daughter is approaching 9 she's aware of a lot in the big wide world, as well as her own little bubble. She's aware life isn't fair and that sometimes bad things happen, and that the best thing is to have faith in a higher power, and to do the best you can to make your life fair.
She asked me something yesterday and I wasn't quite sure how to respond, so I'm throwing it out to the blogosphere in the hope one or two of you will give your opinions/suggestions.
There is a child in her class who has slight learning difficulties and a small mobility issue. Of course we understand that there are certain instances in which there will be a different rule for this child than for others, but in yesterday's PE lesson they were playing rounders... this girl was run out.... but was allowed to carry on playing... yet when A was run out.. she was out. I can see exactly why A was annoyed. How come it's different rules?
I didn't really know what to say. Because to my mind, if a team member is out in a game like that... then they're out, and it's one of the few instances I don't think an exception should be made.
But I want to present a response to A in a positive light.
Hmm.. what to say?