From: “Mary Garrett”
Date: Sat, 11 Nov 2017 10:24:06 -0600
Jackie Torrence taught us that shoes pointing two different directions confuse and keep away anything that might want to bother you, and if it’s very scary, get parents’ shoes — bigger. I realized years later how smart those Appalachian parents are . . . if your shoes show up “protecting” a child’s bed, you know to ask what’s bothering your child. I tend not to be scary, but if I’m present when children are scared, I make a point of teaching them the trick, and delight in the look of relief on their little faces.
Stories Make the World Go Around,
Mary Garrett St. Peters, Missouri
Frog & Friends and Courage and Wisdom CDs