Mike Smith (Illustrator)


Socialization skills for children


  1. Posted September 16, 2011 at 1:44 pm | Permalink

    Been there! Worn that same expression…


  2. Posted September 16, 2011 at 4:02 pm | Permalink

    I know exactly how you feel! I’m sometimes the only grandmother in a room full of mothers at my grand childrens school. Talk about not fitting in anywhere!

  3. Posted September 16, 2011 at 4:36 pm | Permalink

    Like Thomas, been there, worn that expression. Then got bored being ignored by all the mums and played with the toys instead. Great Brio trainset there and kids love my train tracks. Better than boredom and feeling un-necessary.

  4. John on n/b Jambo
    Posted September 18, 2011 at 4:04 pm | Permalink

    I, too, have “been there – done that” but thirty-five years ago! I had hoped that things would have changed over all that time, but sadly not where you are. And anyway, what’s so wrong with being a social misfit???

  5. Posted September 21, 2011 at 8:01 am | Permalink

    Believe me Mike it’s not just because you’re a man either…I’ve never fitted in places like that. :(

  6. Carrie
    Posted September 21, 2011 at 4:30 pm | Permalink

    Yes but look at the kids, they’re having a great time! As for grown-ups, that’s why pubs were invented :-)

  7. Mike
    Posted September 21, 2011 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

    I’ve never been very good at infiltrating groups where people already know each other. Or even where no-one knows each other.

  8. Robin
    Posted September 22, 2011 at 10:19 pm | Permalink

    Mike, Have you thought about maybe wearing trousers?

  9. Mike
    Posted September 23, 2011 at 7:49 am | Permalink

    What?! I can’t be bothered with any of that nonsense!