Level Two. Grown Up.

By Michelle Lloyd

Mistakes were opportunities to learn from and maybe Sammy felt that was why he needed to subscribe to the Adult Vs Child challenge.

Sammy had been through a lot and he felt that he had made some pretty serious adjustments and improvements to his behaviour. All too soon old habits got the better of his little self and he forgot about his park ride ordeal.

On this occasion he was to enter the canteen at school through the adult only door. What went on in there? Why was it only the privileged older few who were allowed in that way? No longer would these be unanswered questions in Sammy’s mind because he was about to test his own theories.

All too soon Sammy was encountered by the canteen through the back door. At first it seemed interesting but then smacked sideways was Sammy by an oncoming trolley full of plates and then beleaguered was he by an onslaught of hazards. The wet floor sign was particularly awkward to manoeuvre and especially so when you had noticed it too late and were already on a collision course with a smelly bucket of soapy suds!

Having narrowly avoided a catastrophe Sammy thanked his fortune once again for the opportunity to learn. He had found that maybe there had been a reason why he should not enter through the back door and actually far from being as he had imagined, he had not even liked it all that much.

Sammy decided that maybe the Adult Vs Child challenge was not as challenging as he had first thought. In fact doing as was probably experienced already by others could have its own advantages and Sammy rather liked what it had to offer.

At home Sammy’s parents noticed a marked change in his attitude towards any rules or suggestions that they had for him. When questioned he remained tight lipped on his shift in behaviour but it went to make life a lot more easier to live for both adults and child.