Friday, January 19, 2007
I was driving Griff and Reilly to school this morning. We were talking about their square dancing partners in gym class. This led to a conversation about KK- Griff's obsession last year. He never admitted to "liking" this cute little girl, but he always found a way to casually drop her name in ANY conversation. I think Reilly asked him if he still liked KK. He didn't respond. In the rear-view mirror, I see his face start to change...I could tell that he was trying not to cry. Reilly and I kept asking what was wrong, but we got nothing from him. Finally, he said, "She made fun of one of my drawings." In that instant, my heart broke too! I dropped Reilly off at school, and Griff and I circled the parking lot until he got himself under control.
After school, and a conversation with my friend Karen, I talked to the kids about the power of words. We talked about how you can build someone up with them, or tear them down...sometimes unintentionally. This is a good lesson for us all...especially ME!!!! TTFN
PS If you're wondering why there are so many more posts about Griff, it's because I have to get permission from the girls before posting about their lives (since they can read)...obviously, they don't let me post much:(