A couple of weeks ago I took my grandson to Smiling Hill Farm (third visit in a month....just love that place!!!). Being a social child by nature, the first thing he did was run to a group of three children and three mothers. The children - in all there innocence were doing what children do (when we adults don't stick our noses in)- playing. In the five minutes we were together, these adults did not acknowledge me or Jack.....like we were invisible. Worse yet- they didn't even acknowledge their own children....they kept on talking and herding them on. Not a single smile.....when the adults were ready, they took their childs hand (still never making eye contact with them) and just pulled them away. Much to Jacks dismay I walked in another direction, just blown away by the "encounter". Luckily, as a gift from heaven to restore my faith in mankind, the next group we met was much different. These two moms (one obviously more "social" than the other) BOTH spoke to Jack, smiled at me, talked with their children about what each of them were doing, let the children play and allowed them the chance to make "friends". Looking at the group of five children we encountered that day- I have no doubt which ones enjoyed their day more and experienced how to be friendly. To those mom's and dad's- hats off to you!