Let 'em Sniff Each Other Out
Ann Whitehurst

This morning I took my son to the NC Museum of Natural Sciences. Neither of us had been there before. And it was free, so there wasn't much to lose. So obviously there were tons of other kids there...school groups and kids with their parents. I had one of those moments that made me feel like I was walking a dog, though.

We were standing at one of the aquariums when another kid came up to my son and started touching him. The stranger kid was pretty young, too, so they weren't too sure how to interact with each other. While the kids might have been interested in meeting, I didn't have much interest in getting to know the kid's mom, who was also standing right there and I think the feeling was mutual. So we just stood there for a couple minutes watching our sons stand together. It was a little awkward. Then we both coaxed our kids into opposite directions.