Ru-Jun met a very friendly 5 year old who introduced herself and asked her her name. Ru-Jun gave her name and said hi but was then shy for a while. But I could tell that she wanted to play with this girl. Then a 6 year old showed up and the 5 and 6 year old were going around playing. At that point Ru-Jun really wanted to be included but she couldn’t get them to acknowledge her. But I encouraged her to persist and she eventually sat with them and talked with them and then they went around a little bit together. She was so happy. This was a pretty interesting process to watch. I had a nice chat with the dad of the 5 year old. They are in the Rocky Point school district so maybe we’ll see them again.
At the playground today June 24, 2012