As I was waiting with Caroline at the bus stop this morning, I noticed something about the way kids (Get off my lawn!) interact with each other. Unlike adults, who tend to find a way into conversations either by being introduced or some clever ploy to make a brash entrance, kids simply insert themselves. At one point, a group of kids (2 boys, 1 girl) were standing around talking. What did Caroline do? She did not just casually walk over and join them. She ran up and stood there. Not saying a word. As if she was daring them not to include her. I’ve seen this with other kids as well.