I didn’t expect this to happen so soon. Especially judging from the introvert nature of J.
When she was much younger, J needed much time to get along and socialize with someone she had not seen before. Betting her to go crazy playing with someone she hardly knew would have left you shirtless.
All these and more have changed. I am not saying that she is highly sociable now but she’s at least much better than before.
During a recent visit to her grandparents’ house, she took no time to play unreservedly with grandpa, grandmas, uncles and cousins.
In comparison to J, K is more sociable by nature. He can mix around with people more comfortably.
Though I don’t force J to be a social bug, but I do hope that she becomes less introvert. I don’t expect her to talk non-stop but at least, she could communicate what’s important with anyone she wants.
It seems I worry too much. When the time is right, she will be ready. I am happy to see that J and K can now talk and play with anyone with little or no hesitation.
One of the areas I value most is the relationship with other family members. I guess why J “progresses” so well is because we take the effort to create opportunities for her to mingle and play with others – through regular gatherings and visits. Slowly but surely, J would step out of her own shyness when the time comes.
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