April 23, 2004
That's not to say that I think kids are about "being serious." As himself noted, any child of his is likely to be more than a little, uh, exuberant when it comes to being childlike. But I'm terrified I won't know how to bond with a child past the toddler stage, as they start to develop, unless there is a shared interest. I think of Danny, the boy next door who is bright and curious, and I think, yeah, I can work with someone like that because he is really interested in reading, learning about Greek myths, knitting and baking.