This is Samantha, she is in a whirl! She has been listening to grown ups talking when they thought she couldn't hear. She is confused and unhappy. They are saying things she doesn't understand. Why are they angry ?
There is shouting, she wishes they would stop, it makes her miserable she wants to go and hide.
She goes up to her Mum and says “Please Mummy, make it stop……..”
Her Mum says, “It is nothing dear, we are just talking, go and play with your brothers and cousins outside.”
Samantha doesn't want to. Her brothers and cousins are fighting also. So she goes into her bedroom and hides under the bed with her hands over her ears blocking the world out.
At a family gathering I witnessed this sad episode. I know that emotions were raw because it was a funeral. I wanted to be like Sam and go and hide under the bed! It is so sad that history will go on repeating itself generation after generation. Children see more than we realise sometimes, they have big ears and copy what the grown ups do, or like Sam and me, we withdraw.
Being conscious of our behaviour and giving them good guidelines will create well-adjusted happy little people like the cutie below.
(The first of the four Samantha’s is the actual painting, the other three I played with the hues on my computer. Proves that colour tells the story!)
Have a happy creative week and thanks for visiting.
Linking to Paint Party Friday hosted by the lovely Kristin and Eva.