Following a swimming lesson, the children were changing back into their school uniform. I suddenly hear shrieks of ‘I’ve lost my knickers! I’ve lost them, they’re gone! I’ve lost my knickers!’
I observed the girl as she problem-solved. A friend, who was being helpful and kind as I had taught them to be, said kindly,
‘It’s okay, we just won’t do handstands at morning tea!’
The two girls were most confused when I told them this was not the way to solve that particular problem.