The Joy of Having a Big Brother

In the past two weeks, dropping off Dan has been easier. He must have realized that’s he doesn’t have a choice. As long as Ms. Ali was there to greet him, he would be fine. This morning she was not in yet; therefore, he refused to go into his class. Dao took Dan’s hand and said, “Let me show you where you can join your friends.” Dan didn’t cry as all when Dao led him to the table where his friends were sitting.

As we waved goodbye to Dan, I took Dao to his class. I gave him a hug and kiss and said to him, “Remember…” He replied, “Listen to my teachers.” I said, “And be nice to…” He responded, “My friends.” We weaved goodbye and he joined his friends. Not a bad morning at all.