I was with Kai at the Early Years drop-in at Glencoe Presbyterian this morning where he was happily constructing a tower of blocks. When it was finished, it wasn't enough that I praised his efforts. He needed everyone's attention.
Kai turned to the room and called out in a loud voice, "Look at me! Look at this! Hi! Hi! Look at me! A tall tower! Hi!" and so on, until one of the Early Years staff from across the room acknowledged his achievement. It's cute now, but I can see the makings of a class clown.