- Sammy Makes Six

I saw this picture of Sammy and it made me a bit sad for her. This is exactly how she is, even when surrounded by other little girls her age. She won't socialize and if one of the little girls actually talks to her, she won't even answer them (cringe, I know). We always talk to her before and after and tell her not to be so shy, that she should make friends. But it's so hard for her. I know one day she will be okay and she will break out of her shell, or maybe she will be more of a loner all her life, that's fine too. I just wish she didn't look so sad as she does here.


Mindy said...

I was exactly like this as a child! I was afraid to talk to ANYONE, even my own family. I kept to myself, and didn't say a word if I didn't HAVE to. When people talked to me, I would often ignore them as well. It wasn't until my mid 20's that I really started to break out of my shell more. And then, it was because I had friends that really helped me to do that. They were really outgoing and social, so to fit in with them, I had to be too. Maybe try having some girls over to your house that are really talkative and social to play with her a couple of times a week, and she might come around? Just a thought. My Mom didn't really allow me to have friends over to our house when I was a kid. I could have one at a time if I wanted, but I didn't really have many friends. She's a neat freak, and she hated a messy house, hence the reason she didn't want a bunch of kids in the house to clean up after! :)

Smash Bravo said...

This is a great idea, I am hoping when she gets in K in a few months she will meet a few girls that we can invite over. Where we live is kind of lonely and so we don't know anyone. This place really lacks having places for children to interact, there isn't even a park nearby. That's why I put her in ballet, but sometimes she is so traumatized by the end of class that I almost want to pull her out.