Monday, October 25, 2010
Parker defended Grace from a bully last week. It was awesome! He stood up to the kid twice and totally scared the bully away without any physical fighting. It took a lot of courage. Grace was pretty shaken up, but thrilled that her big bro helped her. The second time he confronted the bully a bunch of girls followed him. One threw her shoe at the bully. That made me laugh. Looks like Parker is the neighborhood heart throb now because the bully has been bothering a bunch of kids for a while now. About an hour after the second confrontation, the bully rang our door bell and apologized to Grace. Parker said thanks for apologizing and shut the door. He didn't know what to do after that. He wanted to make sure that he forgave the bully like Jesus would do. Jesus would have courage to stand up for the right and to forgive and treat the kid with kindness. That's exactly what Parker did! He later ended up playing with the kid in the cul-de-sac and all is well. The other kids in the neighborhood followed Parker's example and they all played together. It feels good to the parent of such an amazing boy. I'm sure that the mother's of the stripling warriors in the Book of Mormon share the same pride and happiness as I do. Parker is my little stripling warrior!
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
Seems like children are old folk magnets, especially when visiting a rest home. Babies must have more of a magnetic pull on the women in the rest home because Emily attracts them as soon as we walk in the door! They sweetly hobble over to talk to Emily or just to touch her little arm.
Emily does not appreciate the attention. She closes her eyes and hides from them because if she can't see you..... YOU can't see her either! It's a nice way to say, "Bug off, Lady!" because they think that she just needs a nap.