Sydney, my 6 year old, asked me this morning if she had ever outcluded someone. It took me a moment to decipher what she meant and then I asked do you mean exclude them... she responded yes, you know like don't let someone play with you ... you outclude them. Well I thought about it a minute and I have never really witnessed Sydney outcluding anyone. That is one of the many things that I love about her. She is really aware of how others might be feeling and makes an effort to include everyone when she is playing.
Sydney loves to play with Ally and I just hope that as they grow bigger that she will continue to include her as much as she does now.
One of the worries that I have about Ally is if she will be included by her peers.... will they be kind and try to find ways to allow her to play with them? All I can hope is that they will learn a lesson from Sydney and if they ask their moms if they have ever outcluded someone that the answer will be a resounding no!