Waiting for the Train
On the way to gymnastics this week, my Baby Bear shouted, "No! Stop!" as we were approaching the railroad tracks. I instinctively slowed down.

"What's wrong?" I asked.

"Railroad tracks," he said matter-of-factly.

"Yes, dear. But there's no train."

"I know. Can we wait for one?"

Sometimes, I wonder if we don't induce ADHD on some children. We are always rushing them about, pulling them along and hurrying them up. But my son is most content to poke a stick in the dirt, watch an ant scurry around its hill or wait for a train to cross the tracks. The only difficulty he has in focusing is when I interrupt these mind-consuming tasks to do something else. Because there's a limit to how long I can poke a stick in the dirt, watch an ant, or wait for trains.

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