The kids and I have been spending a lot of our free time at the base pool. The weather has been nice and I needed to even out my tan (I'm about 4 different shades of tan right now!)
Well, the other day, I was in the pool with Lillian and this girl comes over to us and says, "I know your kid" pointing to Charlie. I'm like, how do you know Charlie...he's like 4.5 and you're a big kid (she was 10). Her mother was nearby and saw me talking with the girl and she came over to make sure everything was alright. I said that her daughter knew my son, but I wasn't sure how they knew each other. Her mom said that her daughter is in Special Ed. and as a treat she gets to visit the preschool class and read stories to them. Her daughter has Autism. Ahhh...well that makes perfect sense now!
So, a few minutes later, Katie comes over to see what was going too. I asked her if she knew the girl and she said yeah. Then she said that some of the kids at school were mean to her. She went to say that they play the "M game" and it wasn't very nice. The game basically is like cooties, and whoever touches her can pass the cooties around. Katie then tells me that she got tired of them picking at her so she touched M and said Game Over.
You see, Katie understands that kids are different. She understands that kids who are different are still kids, like she is. She's at the age, where she is not tolerating mean behavior and is willing to stick up for those who can't. I'm very proud of my Katie...she did well! I don't and can't expect her to be everyone's hero, but she really made me proud and is my little hero!
Well, done My Sweets! Well, Done!
Have you ever been so proud of your kid? Please share your story!