I remember the game we often played as children – “Mother/Captain, May I?” The person who was “mother/captain” stood across the yard from the rest of the players. One by one, she/he would say a child’s name- “You may take two giant steps forward”, or”You may take one baby step forward”, or “You may take three bunny hop steps backward”. The players needed, however, to always remember to first say, “mother/captain, may I?” before moving. (If not, back to the start you went.}
The goal of the game was to be the first to reach and tag mother/captain and then take her/his place. Of course, as kids, we always hoped to be given giant steps – the bigger the better, the faster, the best.
But in real life, on many of life’s developmental contin Continue reading