My Super Sensitive Little Man

Most of you already know my little man - he's my miracle - the child I was never supposed to be able to have.  Ha Doctor's you were WRONG!!

Anyway, my little man is uber-hyper sensitive.  Maybe because he's been raised mostly by mom (thanks AF!), maybe because he's half uber-hyper sensitive me.  Who knows, but he is and I love him for it.

A couple times this year little man has gotten in the car after school and shared how 'terrible' his day was.  Why honey?

Answer One - "Did you know that people sold other people as slaves?  They just split those families up - took kids away from their moms.  How could people do that to each other?  Why would they think that's even a good idea?"

Answer Two - "Today we learned about the Trail of Tears.  It made me cry.  I don't understand how people can treat other people so bad."

I have a love/hate relationship with these conversations.  The world has been, and currently still is, full of horrible mean people.  I don't think sheltering him from the truth is good.  I do think that sometimes 10 might be too young for the realities that history involves.

How did I handle it?  We had a very nice discussion about treating people fairly, and remembering all the bad things that have happened so we don't repeat the terrible things that have happened in the past.  I dread the Holocaust conversation though...

"Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it." ~ George Santayana



Until next time ~ Kris

Comments

  1. What a sweet and insightful little man. Great boys like him are what make the wicked people of the world seem so small. Thanks for this. Janae

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  2. Your quote says it all!!

    Have I told you lately how great and amazing that miracle boy of yours is?!?!?!

    PS Doctors are DUMB!!!

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