Friday 30 April 2010

Cause and effect

One evening while Charles and I were at Corwin’s soccer practice waiting for him to finish, they started up a scrimmage. Another boy, Ema’s younger brother who is Charles’ age (and a long time soccer nemesis — they’ve never been on the same team) was asked to join in because he’s quite a good soccer practice. Charles came to me a few minutes later, nearly in tears, and asked “why didn’t they want me to play too?”. I pointed that perhaps, just maybe, it might have been because I had askd Charles on a previous occasion and he had responded by running away screaming. Charles just looked at me, said “Oh” in a tone of elightenment, and wandered off. I decided, wisely I think, to not speculate on what that might indicate about Charles’ mental processes.

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