I really have no idea how to write what I want to say. I have a lot of emotions right now. Anger, sadness, pride (I'm proud of Kyler), frustration. I really don't want to forget this and I am not the best at writing in my journal so, I'll do my best...
Now, I am not one of those parents that thinks that their kid can do no wrong but I wasn't about to let something like this happen to my kid! So, off we trek through the village looking for a couple of punk teens. (did I mention I have no shoes on?) When we got to the park I saw a couple kids I knew so I asked if they saw what happened. Kyler has been known to exaggerate once in a while (not sure where he gets that trait) and I wanted to be sure before I started tearing into these boys that I got the real story.
I was told that these two boys were picking on one of Kyler's friends. Kyler stepped up to them and told them to leave him alone and so they knocked him down and kicked him. I am not okay with big kids picking on smaller kids. And Kyler is the same size as Delaney. He is small, but really strong. If it were only one boy Kyler surely could have held his own. I think it might have intimidated him that there were two. Kyler is one of the kindest kids you will ever meet. He has a huge heart and would do anything for anyone.
They didn't do a lot of damage. Mostly pride, but it did hurt him. He was crying and if you know Kyler, you know he doesn't cry for little things. He is very tough. Anyway, lucky for us our village is small enough that everyone knows everyone. We were told who one of the boys were and exactly where he lives. We talked to him and his mother and the kid apologized. The other kid, I know his mother and will have a nice talk with her tomorrow.
I am so happy that he didn't get hurt badly and I am so proud of him to stick up for his friend. The park was full of kids and everyone else just watched while Kyler stood up for him and then got kicked for it. That takes a lot of courage.
I hope that we can all have friends like Kyler. I hope we can all BE friends like Kyler.
2 days ago