Tuesday, September 04, 2007

I Was Trying to Help...
Red is very dramatic. He likes to tell stories and tends to exaggerate ALL THE TIME! Wonder where he gets that from? ANY HOW, he had a pretty fantastic day at school today. His teacher is great and he found a lot of his buddies from last year at recess. But, there was some teasing. I guess he was talking to someone and another kid was listening in on the conversation and said, "Hey, that kid with the orange hair has a WEIRD VOICE". (Remember this is the version from my dramatic 8 year old) I told him that I didn't think he had a weird voice. Of course, I'm the mom and my opinion doesn't really matter. So, I asked him if he thought his voice was weird. He told me no and I said, "Well, then I think your voice must be normal. Maybe those kids were just being weird!" You know... trying to stick up for him... defend him against these unseen villains. Red's response "That doesn't make any sense, Mom." And he walked off. Sigh. At least the rest of his day went well!

6 comments:

Summer said...

Why don't kids put more stock in what their parents say? I know I didn't so I guess I shouldn't expect my kids to either, but I sure wish they did.

Amber said...

Ahhh, if only my voice could only be described as weird and not loud. :-)

Kimberly said...

It is kind of sad that kids figure out early on that their parents have that whole unconditional love thing going on. I never fully believed my mum when she tried to make me feel better about myself. Sigh, indeed.

Anonymous said...

At least they got the hair color right! :o) If it still bothers him, ask him to listen carefully to how other people's voices sound and then compare his own and see what the truth really is, compared to this ONE opinion. Give him a hug for me. :o)

Yvonne said...

The important thing is he knows you're always there for him.

elasticwaistbandlady said...

Isn't it beter to have your voice called weird rather than someone calling you just plain, outright weird?

I told my Papi that I'm weird, but a quirky kind of weird as opposed to a creepy weird. Yeah, there's a lot of scientific classifications for weirdness.