I Want To Be Like My Son When I Grow Up

My son came home upset the other day, because kids were making fun of him at school.  When I tried to counsel him and help him figure out how to deal with the other kids, he exclaimed “Mommy they are just going to have to accept me as I am!”  Then, he put his hands on his hips and stood proud and tall, declaring “They will just have to deal with it!”  In that moment, I was so proud of him.  It took me many years to learn to accept myself and stop listening to the bullies.  At almost 11 years old, he is way ahead of me.  What lessons did your children teach you this week?