Tuesday I boarded a bus with Tony after having picked him up from school. There were no pairs of seats available. My choices were a seat facing the aisle and a seat facing the front. I choose the seat facing the front. As I sat down, I tried to put Tony on my lap, but he didn't want this. He took the seat that was facing the aisle.
My first reaction was to ensure he was safe. I looked at him and thought he was a secure and very confident little boy. Looking as his eyes, I noticed he had a higher level or awareness of his surroundings. I was impressed with his scanning of his surroundings, his rolling of his eyes, and his independently brave inclination.