We waited outside of Malachai's school for a while this afternoon. . . he has been planning a post-school get together with a friend all week long; there had been some parental confirmation on both ends . . . but for some strange reason the friend and the parent never showed up.
"I'm sorry" I told him, "remember, that in Mexico, sometimes it just works like that - - people say yes even if they really can't . . . because it's hard to say no"
I think he gets it.
If this had happened to him six months ago he would have been devastated.
but today, although he was disappointed, he wasn't destroyed.
I think he's figuring out the system.