Kid comforts dad

I had another conversation with Beth about bullies in school this evening. Once again I tried to explain why some kids are mean. Once again dad didn’t have all the answers.

“You know, I was a bit like you when I was in school. Kids thought I was a little different and they picked on me a lot too. You may get a little of that from me. I’m really sorry.”

“You don’t have to be sorry dad. I don’t want to be like them. I’m glad I’m more like you. I like you just the way you are.”

How do you not hug a kid after an exchange like that?

Back at you kid.

Give the gift of words.